Rajath Rao

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The world’s tallest building will be in the middle of an empty field in China

A Chinese firm best known for building air conditioning units is constructing a vertical city. Broad Sustainable Construction (BSB) said this week that next month it will finally break ground on the tower that will not only be the world’s tallest but could, according to BSB, become a model for how …

Slovenia struggles to avoid EU bailout

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/979000/979094_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534458777_f7ef85f8ef5e44846a560905ff7c0e4c<p><b>Slovenia's government has put forward a set of economic reforms to quell fears it could become the next EU member to apply for a financial bailout. But</b> …

Eric Schmidt: Kim Jong Un Could Turn On North Korea's Internet If He Wanted

There is literally a switch that could give the hermit nation the Web, Google's chairman said.<p>As you might expect, North Korea's "Internet" mirrors North Korea itself: Sad, secluded, and limited to just a handful of propagandistic sites.<p>There's a country-wide intranet, and the content consists of …

Mount Everest Melting; Climate Change Likely To Blame, Say Researchers

For years, scientists have worried about the impact of climate change in the invaluable Himalayan region. Recent research seems to confirm worries that a warming world is melting one of Earth's most iconic, not to mention tallest, summits: Mount Everest.<p>The research was presented this week during a …

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Scientists agree on climate change. So why doesn’t everyone else?

By Brad Plumer<p>Here's a finding that shouldn't be all that surprising: Since 1991, roughly 97 percent of all published scientific papers that take a position on the question agree that humans are warming the planet.<p>That stat comes from this extensive new survey led by John Cook and Dana Nuccitelli, …

Computer visionary says he knows who invented Bitcoin

The inventor of Bitcoin has been shrouded in a mystery so complete, it's baffled even core developers for the virtual currency. Who is Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym for the person or group of people who came up with the original idea for the electronic cash system in 2008?<p>After contributing …

Acer Iconia W3 8-inch Windows 8 tablet quietly gets official

Acer’s Iconia W3, the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, has quietly cropped up at the company’s site, confirming the smaller slate and promising a full …