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Tesla is connecting 50,000 homes in Australia to create a power grid

The state of South Australia is taking on a revolutionary project to harness solar energy and power 50,000 homes – but instead of using solar cells at a single location, it’s creating a decentralized network across the state, and Tesla is helping out.<p>The idea is to kit out homes with a 5kW solar …

China Enlists Its 'Great Firewall' to Block Bitcoin Websites

China will reportedly block anyone in the country from accessing websites that offer cryptocurrency trading services or initial coin offerings …

Bitcoin and almost every other cryptocurrency crashed hard today

Bitcoin has been on a tear this past with the value of the cryptocurrency jumping from $8,000 to nearly $20,000. Well that run hit an abrupt end today as the price crashed as much as 23 percent on Coinbase. The price briefly dipped below $12,000 on some exchanges at around 7:30 am London time.<p>The …

Cryptocurrency

Linux creator Linus Torvalds: This is what drives me nuts about IT security

Torvalds explains why he gets angry with security people.<p>Developers are often accused of not thinking about security, but Linux kernel founder Linus …

Chinese bike share graveyard a monument to industry's 'arrogance'

Future of dockless bicycles under a cloud amid concerns there are too many bikes and not enough demand<p>At first glance the photos vaguely resemble a painting. On closer inspection it might be a giant sculpture or some other art project. But in reality it is a mangled pile of bicycles covering an …

Cemeteries

Man trying out VR for the first time suffers IRL consequences

When you’re trying out virtual reality for the first time, it’s easy to forget that the things you see around you aren’t real. Conversely, it’s even …

These Vintage Photos Remind Us of the Glamour of Travel

The electricity used to mine bitcoin this year is bigger than the annual usage of 159 countries

LONDON — The amount of energy used by computers "mining" bitcoin so far this year is greater than the annual usage of almost 160 countries, according to new research.<p>Research by energy tariff comparison service PowerCompare.co.uk shows that the amount of energy expended mining bitcoin globally has …

Sophia the robot wants a baby and says family is 'really important'

<b>She's the first robot in the world to become a citizen of a country and now Sophia says she wants a baby.</b><p>A month after she made history in Saudi Arabia the humanoid robot has said family is "a really important thing".<p>Sophia isn't pre-programmed with answers, instead she uses machine learning and …

Blockchain Tokenization Will Turn the World Into Massive Stock Market: CNBC

Blockchain technology’s decentralization creates a model where the world will effectively be turned into a single massive stock market

Stock Markets

Bert Halstead

ARM's latest CPUs are ready for an AI-powered future

ARM processor technology already powers many of the devices you use every day, and now the company is showing off its plans for the future with DynamIQ. Aimed squarely at pushing the artificial intelligence and machine learning systems we're expecting to see in cars, phones, gaming consoles and …

Artificial Intelligence

Robotics startup Exotec raises $3.5 million to help warehouses pack and dispatch goods using mini robots

A French robotics startup has raised €3.3 million ($3.5 million) to build and grow a fleet of mobile robots that help warehouses prepare orders for delivery.<p>The company was founded in 2015 by former GE Healthcare software architect Renaud Heitz and BA Systèmes technical director Romain Moulin, and …

Google Earth’s Timelapse update illustrates 30 years of climate change

Watch as the planet is irreversibly changed<p>The team behind Google Earth released an update today to the Timelapse feature of its satellite imagery app, and it’s a great way to see the rapid pace of urban development and public infrastructure projects like the San Francisco Bay Bridge. It’s a cool …

Google Earth

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Apple Plans to Use Data-Collecting Drones in Order to 'Catch Up' With Google Maps

Apple is putting together a team of robotics and data-collection experts who will use drones, and "new indoor navigation features," to bolster and further improve the quality of Apple Maps. The move is said to be positioned as a method to catch up with Google, the longtime leader in the mapping …

MIT's sensor network tracks your power-hungry appliances

You get a bill from your electricity provider every month laying out how much energy you used, but there's no easy way to get a breakdown of which appliances suck down the most juice. But the US Navy has partnered with MIT scientists to design a cheap, portable sensor network that tracks the power …

The colossal African solar farm that could power Europe

We visit a vast power plant at the door to the Moroccan desert that is helping to define the energy future of the world.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>The minibus crosses the vast plateau on a newly paved road. Cracked fields stretch …

Renewable Energy

Google Earth Timelapse shows us how our planet has changed since 1984

In 2013, Google launched Timelapse — a Google Earth project that shows us how the Earth has changed in the last thirty years or so.<p>Now, Google has …

How Paul Allen's Foray Into Gene Editing Could Benefit Human Health

Today the Allen Institute for Cell Science is releasing a set of gene-edited stem cells to the public that are “pluripotent,” meaning they have the ability to turn into any tissue or organ in the body. But scientists at the institute, founded by Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist …

Let the people lighten energy load with citizen-owned schemes

Urgent climate action must be taken and communities are willing to participate in their own electricity production – if the incentives are right<p>The challenge of climate change is global and it demands action on an international scale, such as the Paris Agreement. But a large part of the solution …

Renewable Energy

Baidu doubles the reach of its maps service to tap into China’s global travel boom

Baidu, China’s most popular mobile mapping app with 348 million active users, is massively expanding its maps service to take it into 106 new countries.<p>Baidu Maps already has basic information worldwide, but the global push will see the service gain more detailed and accurate information, alongside …

Tourism

Mark Zuckerberg Sells Another $95 Million In Facebook Stock

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sold another $95 million in Facebook stock within the past week, another step towards his goal of donating 99% of his Facebook stake to improve the world within his lifetime.<p>The Chan Zuckerberg Foundation and CZI Holdings LLC, the two entities that Zuckerberg and his …

Tesla’s SolarCity Powers Entire Island To Show Off Strength Of New Solar Panels

Tesla Motors is powering an entire island in the South Pacific Ocean with solar power, according to a post in the SolarCity blog.<p>“There are …

Don't fear the AI uprising: This robot can't even pass exams

Are you terrified of a robot uprising? Well, don't be. The University of Tokyo's robot, named Torobo, isn't even smart enough to gain entry into the university.<p>Torobo, short for Todai Robot Project, has been attempting to pass the University of Tokyo entrance exam since its first attempt in 2013, …

Artificial Intelligence

The UK wants to give startups £400 million to prevent foreign buyouts

The UK government just announced a slew of investment in startups and R&D in a move that’s guaranteed to benefit the country’s increasingly important technology sector.<p>News of the funding was unveiled during Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond’s Autumn Statement.<p>Over £400 million of …

There's something strange happening to Arctic sea ice

A member of a team of Cambridge scientists trying to find out why Arctic sea ice is melting so fast, walks on some drift ice 500 miles (800 km) from the North Pole September 3, 2011. Reuters/Stuart McDill I've written quite a bit over the past few years about the death spiral of sea ice at the …

USB stick HIV test promises results in 30 minutes

Researchers from Imperial College London and DNA Electronics have developed an HIV test on a USB stick that could make it easier for patients to monitor their health.<p>Dr. Graham Cooke, the project's lead, said Thursday in a statement that the traditional HIV test equipment that checks for "viral …

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