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The Decline of the Midwest's Public Universities Threatens to Wreck Its Most Vibrant Economies

And there could be far-reaching consequences for the national economy too.<p>Four floors above a dull cinder-block lobby in a nondescript building at the Ohio State University, the doors of a slow-moving elevator open on an unexpectedly futuristic 10,000-square-foot laboratory bristling with …

Higher Education

Scientists detect gravitational waves from a new kind of nova, sparking a new era in astronomy

Some 130 million years ago, in a galaxy far away, the smoldering cores of two collapsed stars smashed into each other. The resulting explosion sent a burst of gamma rays streaming through space and rippled the very fabric of the universe.<p>On Aug. 17, those signals reached Earth — and sparked an …

Astrophysics

How drones could be 'lifesaving' in an emergency

<b>(CNN) —</b> They are devastating events that we're too familiar with: a mass shooter critically wounds victims. A tornado sweeps through a small town, harming dozens. Or a train or plane accident leaves passengers injured.<p>Often, in such cases, critical minutes pass as victims must wait for an ambulance …

Drones

Rick Perry, put American electricity consumers first

Over the next few months, we’ll find out if economic growth really is a priority for the Trump administration. If it is, you would think that the …

Renewable Energy

The future of transport is about more than driverless cars

The problem of moving people around efficiently is a bit of a ticking time bomb, as the global population grows and concentrates in already overcrowded urban centres.<p>Add to this the fact that we’re all getting older and living longer, and the urgent need to cut down carbon emissions, and we’ve got …

Sustainability

Hover cars aren't as far off as you think—meet the Renault Float concept

The Float is a concept car by Yunchen Chai. It won the design competition hosted by Renault and Central Saint Martins. The participants of the …

Transportation

Whole Foods is cutting prices — and it's hitting Trader Joe's hard

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods is rocking the grocery industry.<p>As soon as the e-commerce giant's $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods formally went through in August, the changes began, from cutting costs to internal restructuring.<p>According to a report by alternative data intelligence firm …

Trader Joe's

Changing Sea Levels Have a Disturbing Effect on Sleeping Volcanoes, Says Study

Fire and destruction.<p>The grim predictions of climate change envisage a sweltering future where rising seas swallow the land – but in Earth's ancient …

Climate Change

U.S. Investors Expect Market Correction, Take It in Stride

Story Highlights<p>61% of U.S. investors say it is a good time to invest in the stock market<br>• 54% say a stock market correction is on the horizon<br>• 15% say …

There's A Sustainable Energy Source You've Never Heard Of And It Could Power Most Of The USA

It could even be better than solar and wind.<p>By now we’re all familiar with the likes of solar and wind power as alternatives to using up …

Sustainable Energy

Australia Says It Is Launching Its Own Space Agency

It might surprise you that Australia doesn't already have a space agency.<p>The country has been involved in the space field for decades — in 1967, it was among the first countries to launch a satellite. Two years later, a NASA tracking station in Australia received and transmitted the first TV images …

OECD

Amazon is making huge physical bets in defiance of the retail apocalypse

Amazon has become synonymous with online shopping.<p>But the online giant is increasingly moving into the physical world, opening spaces in malls, shopping districts, and even local strip malls. It's a move that signals the company's ambitions are larger than ecommerce.<p>One reason that may be, an …

Amazon

Michelin wants to reinvent the wheel for the driverless age

Airless, indestructible, and 3D-printed from orange zest (among other biomaterials)<p>They’re completely airless, last virtually forever, and could be the perfect tire for our autonomous future. Michelin, the 128-year-old tire manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand, France, recently unveiled a …

Transportation

Facebook Faces a New World as Officials Rein In a Wild Web

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 …

Cities

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 has mapped the population of 23 countries in incredible detail (updated)

In its research into the best way to provide the 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 …

Facebook

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

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

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

When a total solar eclipse surprised soldiers in ancient times, it brought an end to years of war. Now the same rare experience is coming to the US.<p>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 …

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 …