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<b>How we will continue to inform and inspire you in 2018</b><p>The world in 2018 will be full of dramatic change, improbable victories, and game-changing breakthroughs. Elections will be won and lost. Olympians will be hailed. Cryptocurrencies will rise and fall. And technology will continue to inexorably …

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Dollar stores are dominating retail by betting on the death of the American middle class

Dollar General and other dollar stores are thriving while department stores struggle to survive — and their success is built on the death of the American middle class.<p>The Wall Street Journal reported that Dollar General has become one of the most profitable retailers in the US by opening more …

Cushman & Wakefield

Set up TensorFlow with Docker + GPU in Minutes – Sicara | Agile Big Data Development

Along with Jupyter and OpenCV<p>This tutorial aims to install a complete toolkit for <b>real-time object recognition using deep learning</b>.<p>A difficult part of …

Soil-less farming technique turns Raj farmer's fortune around

By Abhishek Sonkar<p>Udaipur, Nov 5 (PTI) Four years back, Nand Lal Dangi was growing just 20 tonne of cucumber a year on his 2-acre land at Maharaj ki …

Great Tits May Be Evolving Bigger Beaks. Here's Why.

Since Darwin's time, birds have served as models for the wonders of evolution—and this study was no exception.<p>Setting up a bird feeder is one of the easiest ways to interact with wildlife. But could this seemingly innocent pastime be changing the very shape of our backyard birds?<p>It’s still too …

Birds

Scientists say "ecological armageddon" is imminent due to massive insect deaths

Dropping Like Flies<p>The amount of flying insects living in Germany has dropped precipitously over the past 25 years, according to a new study. Dozens …

IDG Contributor Network: 5 cloud computing trends to prepare for in 2018

As we enter the last quarter of 2017, business and IT executives are turning more of their attention to how they can use technology to accomplish …

IaaS

Tesla: Supercharger Advantage Is Evaporating.

Superchargers are not expanding fast enough to support demand.<p>China is at the front of a wave of new EV charging stations coming online by 2020.<p>A new …

Samsung partners with Google to bring ARCore platform to Galaxy devices

Google and Samsung team up as augmented reality partners to take on Apple<p>Today, Samsung and Google announced a partnership to bring Google’s new ARCore framework to Samsung’s line of Galaxy smartphones, uniting the two giants’ augmented reality efforts as the market is starting to really crowd. The …

Augmented Reality

Samsung is launching a 17-lens 360-camera for VR

Samsung may now have the VR camera to beat.<p>The company just unveiled a new 17-lens 360-degree camera for VR that can live-stream in 4K. Called the …

Hotspot Mikrotik 777 Bootstrap Compatible Mobile

<b>Hotspot Mikrotik 777</b><b></b><b><br>Technology has been used Bootstrap</b> <b>Compatible Mobile</b> <b><br>#Content page</b> <br>Login Page<br>Status Page <br>Price Page <br>Website Page<br>Speed Test …

World’s First Molecular Computer Makes Data Storage 100 Times Smaller

<b>A team of French scientists has built the first molecular computer using polymers to store data, making each bit 100 times smaller than with current</b> …

Quantum Mechanics

Magic mushrooms "reset" key brain circuits in depressed people

‘Shrooming Through Sadness<p>Psychedelics like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin are popular for their use as party drugs, but less so for …

Stanford's ultra-cheap batteries are ushering in a new age in energy

Let’s Get Salty<p>Researchers from Stanford University have developed an inexpensive alternative to lithium-ion batteries that could better help us …

Clean Energy

Estonia's Top Futurist Explains How Tech Will Make Countries Obsolete

The country's very own cryptocurrency is just the start.<p>Filed Under Blockchain, Data & Infrastructure<p>Kaspar Korjus has big plans for Estonia’s …

Blockchain

See the World's First Floating Wind Farm

By creating wind turbines that float, engineers have new possibilities for where they can generate power.<p>Scotland is known for picturesque highlands and tartan-wearing highlanders, but now the country boasts the world's first floating wind farm. The large turbines are floating in the North Sea, 15 …

Renewable Energy

Samsung's phone-as-desktop concept now runs Linux

Samsung's DeX is a clever way to turn your phone into a desktop computer. However, there's one overriding problem: you probably don't have a good reason to use it instead of a PC. And Samsung is trying to fix that. It's unveiling Linux on Galaxy, an app-based offering that (surprise) lets you run …

This just in: Science proves yoga changes your DNA

A study conducted by Harvard University, has empirically proven that yoga positively changes your cellular metabolic functions, ie, it improves the …

NASA probe should lead to quieter supersonic aircraft

There's a good reason why it still takes hours to fly cross-country: supersonic airplanes are still so noisy that it's utterly impractical to fly them over populated areas. That's why the Concorde was largely relegated to overseas flights, after all. However, NASA has a new sensor that could usher …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop could head to Europe before California

As two companies compete to make Hyperloop a reality, one looks to Slovakia as the first destination, ahead of the original Los Angeles to San Francisco rail plan<p>Take that Silicon Valley – Slovakia, a country at the heart of Europe, might become home to the first hi-tech Hyperloop train.<p>Dirk …

Why did Google just hire the founder of 4chan?

The founder of 4chan, Christopher 'moot' Poole, has been hired by Google.<p>In a brief blog post, Poole described the move as "a new chapter" for him, …

AT&T gets ready to test 5G technologies in 2016

AT&T has been working on possible 5G technologies, such as millimeter waves, for years. Now that it's time to get serious, it's teaming up with Ericsson and Intel to ramp up its development in the lab in the second quarter of the year. After that, it's moving its 5G endeavors out of the lab and …

Elon Musk wants to build a vertical take-off electric plane

Not content with revolutionising the space rocket industry, the motor vehicle industry and the magic frictionless tube industry, Elon Musk has …

13 of the best best science books of 2015

To help sort through 2015's books, the <i>Science News</i> staff offers its must-read picks, many of which have been previously reviewed in the magazine.<p>Read those reviews at the links below or in our Editor's Pick: Favorite books of 2015.

Books

How an IRS agent discovered the identity of the Silk Road kingpin using Google searches

At least that's the lesson from a young IRS agent, Gary L. Alford, who first uncovered the identity of Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht using Google searches.<p>By the middle of 2013, Ulbricht had built Silk Road into a "dark web" marketplace that facilitated the sale of enormous amounts of contraband, …

Silk Road

Want to be more charismatic? Science finds out how

It doesn't matter how smart you are - as long as you're quick<p>Want people to think you're charismatic? Then think fast - and don't worry too much about accuracy.<p>According to a new study by researchers at the University of Queensland, an ability to think, and act, quickly plays a vital part in …

Neuroscientists explain why control freaks are ineffective leaders

Whether you're an IT manager locking down access and permissions to IT-business collaboration tools, or a micromanager who forces a process on her employees to get work done, you may be negatively affecting business productivity.<p>Historically, leaders have controlled employees rather than connecting …

Psychology

Scientists Can Now Read a Fly's Mind

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Sarah Sloat</b><p>Flies don't get a lot of respect from humankind. It's a shame because they're not too different from us -- they really like the smell of bananas; they also creep around meals left on the kitchen counter. Flies and humans share between 99 to …

PornHub's Christmas ad wants you to give premium subscriptions to your grandparents

However, all is not well. Grandpa is sitting alone seemingly not enjoying the celebrations taking place in front of him. His grandson, clearly recognising grandpa’s 1,000-yard stare isn’t from his days in ‘Nam strolls over to offer him the gift of ad-free porn with faster playback and higher …

Grandparents