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Qu’est-ce que le Tafta, dont la France demande l’arrêt des négociations ?

Le projet d’accord de libre-échange entre les Etats-Unis et l’Union européenne pourrait être enterré après la demande de Paris d’arrêter les …

Commission Européenne

There's a surprisingly simple way meditation appears to change the brain

For decades, researchers have suggested that this simple practice — known as mindfulness meditation — can have health benefits that range from banal to life-changing. Some occasional meditators report being a little less stressed every once in a while, for example, while other more regular …

Mindfulness

Microsoft is experimenting with underwater data centers

Is data better down where it's wetter?<p>When your laptop or your smartphone gets hot, you know it's crunching a lot of data. So you can imagine the amount of heat generated by the racks upon racks of servers that store and process the world's digital lives. Keeping these data centers cool is such a …

How To Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets To Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Mindfulness

Bill Gates Is About To Unveil The Most Powerful Tool In The History of Social Activism

Since Bill Gates started writing his annual letter in 2009, he’s pretty much stuck with the accomplishments and plans of the Gates Foundation. Not this year: tacked at the end of an ambitious outline for the next 15 years, to be made public today, Gates will announce an initiative with the …

Bill Gates

Airing Of Bad Blood In Bitcoin Pushes Currency Down 15%

<i>Disclosure: I own a small number of Bitcoin.</i><p>Demonstrating that the value of a currency largely depends on people’s faith in it, the price of Bitcoin dropped 15% after Mike Hearn, a prominent Bitcoin developer, announced his departure from Bitcoin and declared that it “has failed.”<p>He described his …

Bitcoin

Prominent Bitcoin Developer Declares the Digital Currency a Failure

One of digital currency Bitcoin’s long-time supporters and developers has decided to walk away from it. His reason: Bitcoin has failed.<p>Mike Hearn, …

Four incredibly useful sources of global marketing statistics

<b>As marketers, we know that our jobs require so much more than, well, 'doing' marketing.</b><p>We spend a lot of our time developing campaign ideas, sure, …

Marketing

The super advanced Atlas robot can’t vacuum better than a Roomba

A humanoid robot that takes out the trash and cleans our floors is a far more pleasant view of the future than an AI army of automatons bent on enslaving mankind. Unfortunately, we still haven't figured out how to make robots move around the real world with the precision of a human, let alone …

Robotics

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple Music now has over 10 million subscribers, reaching the milestone just six months after its launch in June.</b> Rival Spotify took six years to surpass the 10-million-subscriber threshold.<p><b>2. Offensive posts were published on Jeremy Corbyn's Twitter feed following the apparent hacking of the</b> …

All of the Reasons Scientists Are Certain We Are Now Living in the Anthropocene

24 scientists from top universities around the world say they have hard evidence that humans have irrevocably altered Earth’s geology.<p>"Human activity is leaving a pervasive and persistent signature on Earth." So begins one of the more depressing scientific papers I've ever read.<p>What follows in "The …

Solar: The Catalyst for Economic Growth and Improved Health in the World's Most Rural Locations

<i>Photo courtesy of SunEdison</i><p>Late last year my colleagues and I visited a remote village in rural Rajasthan, India. We were greeted by village leaders offering fresh flower garland necklaces while a joyous collection of enthusiastic, young boys beat drums and tins of all sizes in the background. …

Nicolat Hulot : « Pourquoi j’arrête ma mission d’envoyé spécial pour la protection de la planète »

Nicolas Hulot explique dans un entretien au « Monde » pourquoi il a mis fin le 6 janvier à la mission que lui avait confiée François Hollande en 2012.<p>…

Parti Socialiste

Silicon Valley appears open to helping US spy agencies after terrorism summit

Technology giants appeared to be open to helping the US government combat Islamic State during an extraordinary closed-door summit on Friday that brought together America’s most senior counter-terrorism officials with some of Silicon Valley’s most powerful executives.<p>The remarkable rendezvous …

Silicon Valley

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Yahoo is prepping to lay off 10% or more of its workforce.</b> Sources familiar with the matter say the company is planning to reduce its headcount by more than 1,000, and cuts may start this month.<p><b>2. Snapchat is closing down its Lens Store after just two months and focusing on its ads business.</b> It …

10 things we learned from Apple’s 60 Minutes episode

<i>60 Minutes</i> host Charlie Rose took a deep dive into all things Apple in an episode that aired Sunday.<p>Featuring interviews with Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Phil Schiller, Angela Ahrendts and others, the show explored everything from the iPhone’s inner workings and Apple’s manufacturing in China to Cook …

Charlie Rose

Tiny microscope lets you see the smallest-ever inkjet prints

No, that's not an up-close look at a monitor. That's the world's tiniest color inkjet image made large, and you may not need it blown up to see it in the future -- if you're willing to lay down some cash. In a hybrid of scientific discovery and publicity stunt, Scrona and ETH Zurich have used …

Les électrons sont-ils immortels ?

<b>Les diamants</b> sont éternels, assurait le titre d’un des films mettant en scène le personnage de James Bond. N’était-ce pas une affirmation audacieuse …

GCHQ open-sources its spy software

GCHQ has open-sourced its first project on GitHub, a mass-scale graph database called Gaffer that’s written in Java.<p>This move has prompted a whole load of soul-searching in the hacker community as individuals debate whether they should use it or not.<p>Some have applauded the agency for opening up its …

Computer learns like a human and (sort of) beat the Turing Test

There is a fundamental difference between the way computers learn and the way humans learn. Humans can see one example and intuit what that object or …