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Denmark's Monster Wind Turbine Just Smashed the 24-Hour Record For Energy Production

A 720-foot-tall wind turbine featuring 35 ton blades has just set a new world record, producing a whopping 216,000 kWh of energy over a span of 24 …

Renewable Energy

Kristen Stewart co-wrote an academic paper about artificial intelligence

The paper outlines the use of neural style transfer in Stewart's directorial debut, "Come Swim", which is about to premiere at Sundance Film Festival. Neural style transfer turns normal images into impressionist art, and is used by popular photo app Prisma.<p>The paper, first spotted by Quartz, is …

"Hitler's only kidding about the antisemitism" New York Times, 1922

"Several reliable, well-informed sources confirmed the idea that Hitler's anti-Semitism was not so genuine or violent as it sounded, and that he was …

Anti-Semitism

Five independent signs of new physics in the Universe

All pointing toward the Standard Model plus General Relativity not being all there is.<p><i>“The Universe is very, very big. It also loves a paradox. For</i> …

School Replaces Detention With Meditation And Results Are Amazing

Robert W. Coleman School in Baltimore sounds like the best school ever. Why? Because there’s no such thing as detention at the Baltimore …

Nonprofits

Microsoft Has a Whole New Kind of Computer Chip---and It'll Change Everything

It was December 2012, and Doug Burger was standing in front of Steve Ballmer, trying to predict the future.<p>Ballmer, the big, bald, boisterous CEO of …

We Hire the Best, Just Like Everyone Else

One of the most common pieces of advice you'll get as a startup is this:<p><b>Only hire the best.</b> The quality of the people that work at your company will …

Mountain Duck 1.5.5 – Mount server and cloud storage as a local disk. | macOS Apps | Mac Games | AppKed

<b>Mountain Duck</b>, based on the solid open-source foundation of Cyberduck, allows you to mount remote volumes in Finder on OS X and File Explorer on …

Masdar/MIT solar cell makes a grab for world record with 35% efficiency and lower cost

A joint effort between MIT and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology may have cracked the code on one of the biggest challenges in moving …

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Android 7.0 Nougat lands on the Raspberry Pi for those who can't wait

Nougat – the newest version of Google’s Android mobile operating system – is here, albeit for a very select clique of devices. If you’ve got a Nexus Phone or a Pixel C, you can download it now. It will also launch on the upcoming LG V20. But if you can’t wait and you’ve got a spare $30 burning a …

US Physicists Just Revealed Plans to Build The Most Viable Nuclear Fusion Devices Ever

Virtually limitless energy forever.<p>Physicists around the world have been racing to build a nuclear fusion machine that can replicate the atom-fusing …

Physics

Key tools of Big Data for Transformation: Review & Case Study

Guest blog post by Syed Danish Ali<p><b>Review</b><p>The challenges of big data can be captured succinctly as follows[1],[2]:<p>Volume; ever increasing volume which …

Big Data

Fail-Safe Nuclear Power - MIT Technology Review

In February I flew through the interior of a machine that could represent the future of nuclear power. I was on a virtual-reality tour at the …

Scotland blows away the competition – 106% of electricity needs from wind – joins select club

On Sunday, Scotland produced 106% of its electricity needs -over a 24 hour period – via wind farms. Scotland joins a select group of countries that have had peak moments (or days/months/forever) when their electricity needs comes from non-polluting renewable energy. Iceland runs completely on …

Renewable Energy

Amazon Web Services announces Layer 7 application load balancer, 47% cut in cost of Elastic Block Store ‘snapshots’

Werner Vogels, Amazon Web Services’s chief technology officer, this morning announced a new application load balancer as part of the company’s …

Elon Musk Says SolarCity Will Sell a Roof Integrated With Solar Panels

Solar installer SolarCity, which is in the process of being acquired by electric car maker Tesla, plans to develop and sell a roof integrated with …

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Elon Musk Confirms Tesla Minibus Built on Model X Chassis, Unveiling Next Year

Partly in response to a speculative article at Jalopnik, Elon Musk has confirmed that the planned “high passenger-density urban transport” vehicle …

How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer

How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer<p><b>Image Credit: Chris Robinson</b><p>How to Convert a USB Charger Into a Linux Computer<p>Click To Tweet<p>Surely …

New attack that cripples HTTPS crypto works on Macs, Windows, and Linux

A key guarantee provided by HTTPS encryption is that the addresses of visited websites aren’t visible to attackers who may be monitoring an end …

Wearable drone that Unstraps from your Wrist to take photos and then Flies back

Nixie is a wrist watch like thing that becomes a camera drone when you want it to be. And it only takes a gesture to set it off. It is a little …

Android now pinpoints your location when you call the emergency services

After you've placed a call to the emergency services, the way you describe your location can be the difference between life and death - but Google …

emergencyservices

Solar power tariffs expected to fall to as low as Rs3.50 a unit in 3 years

<b>Mumbai:</b> Solar power tariffs in India, which have fallen below Rs.5 per unit since November, are expected to fall further as the industry doubles …

Why GE Predix Is Tackling A Harder Problem Than Amazon

If you want to understand the next phase of the development of the Internet, a paper written 14 years ago outlines the business and technology logic driving much of what is happening today.<p>In 2002, while working on research for his book about the future of the Internet, Out of the Box, John Hagel …

Solar Impulse 2 Completes Round the World Flight: Pictures

Egypt

Microsoft wants you to write better, stay focused and bore fewer people

Microsoft announced a number of updates to Word, PowerPoint and Outlook today that will bring more of its machine learning smarts (among other things) to some of its core Office suite products.<p>For Word, the focus is on helping you become a better, more confident writer. With Researcher for Word, …

Software

What Yahoo Got Right - MIT Technology Review

News that Yahoo’s Internet business will be sold to Verizon for $4.8 billion marks the end of the failed effort by CEO Marissa Mayer to revive a …