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Stalled Chile Solar Farm Is Seeking $800 Million to Restart

A stalled solar-thermal project in northern Chile backed by a U.S. private equity investor is seeking about $800 million in debt to resume …

WhatsApp is preparing a separate app for businesses and starting to verify business accounts

WhatsApp is going corporate.<p>The Facebook-owned messaging app has started verifying business accounts and is preparing a standalone app for corporations to chat with customers, according to a recently posted page hidden in its support website and an analysis of the app's code.<p>In the support page, …

Apps

Electric cars are pollution shifters: we will need huge investment in generation capacity | Letters

Household vehicle charging will be the equivalent of running an electric shower for hours on end, argues <b>Colin Read</b><p>There seems to be little understanding of the simple fact that electric vehicles (EV) are, in the main, pollution shifters – from tailpipe to power generation facility (Ban from 2040 on …

Google is funding the creation of software that writes local news stories

Google’s Digital News Initiative has committed £622,000 ($805,000) to fund an automated news writing initiative for U.K.-based news agency, The Press Association. The money will help pay for the creation of Radar (Reporters And Data And Robots), snappily named software designed to generate upwards …

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need?<p>AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is …

Spiking Temperatures in the Arctic Startle Scientists

A spate of extreme warmth in the Arctic over the past two months has startled scientists, who warn that the high temperatures may lead to record-low ice coverage next summer and even more warming in a region that is already among the hardest hit by climate change.<p>In mid-November, parts of the …

Global Warming

How to save at least 32,000 lives each year: Replace male doctors with female ones

Doctors from Harvard have an intriguing suggestion for saving 32,000 lives each year: Make sure all senior citizens who wind up in the hospital are treated by female doctors.<p>After examining the medical records of<p>Medicarepatients from across the country, the Harvard researchers calculated that …

Medicine

11 TED Talks That Show How Weird The Human Mind Really Is

You have less control over your decisions than you think.<p>We use our mind every second of every day, but it's safe to say no one understands exactly …

Deep Learning the Stock Market

<i>Update 25.1.17 — Took me a while but</i> <i>here is an ipython notebook</i> <i>with a rough implementation</i><p>In the past few months I’ve been fascinated with “Deep …

Deep Learning

MIT's AI figured out how humans recognize faces

It appears machines may already be catching up to humans, at least in the world of computational biology. A team of researchers at the MIT-based Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM) found that the system they designed to recognize faces had spontaneously come up with a step that can …

Artificial Intelligence

Black Swan's algorithms 'predict the future' – and they even know when you'll take sick days

Black Swan is a data-mining startup which uses artificial intelligence to predict when Brits are planning to have a BBQ (regardless of weather), or …

From Emails to Health: AI is Disrupting These Industries

Westworld's AI world might not be science fiction.<p>If you needed any clarification that Artificial Intelligence is on everyone's mind, you need only tune into HBO's new buzzed-about series Westworld.<p>But AI is quickly making its move from the futuristic and fictional to the realm of reality with many …

Japanese Artist Transforms Old Newspapers Into Expressive Creatures

Chie Hitotsuyama upcycles the animal kingdom in a colorful sculpture series.<p>Spirited monkeys, inquisitive rabbits, placid walruses, and other species come to life in Chie Hitotsuyama's studio. Working with glue and twisted rolls of newspaper, the Tokyo-based artist crafts three-dimensional …

Elon Musk: We Need Universal Income Because Robots Will Steal All the Jobs

Spacentrepreneur Elon Musk thinks we’ll eventually need a basic universal income because of “automation.”<p>“People will have time to do other things, …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 41 – How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (1936)

The original self-help manual on American life – with its influence stretching from the Great Depression to Donald Trump – has a lot to answer for<p>The selling of the American self, and its dream of a better future, began with the Declaration of Independence and founding father Benjamin Franklin, who …

Selling

You no longer need to own a solar panel to reap the financial benefits of solar energy

For Americans, solar power can now come without the panel.<p>Solar energy isn’t an option for millions of people living in cities—who have no rooftop to call their own—or without reasonable solar prices. There are 113 million homeowners in markets with competitively-priced solar power—but because of …

Solar Power

A step-by-step guide to hacking your brain so it can remember anything

• Learn and implement the best study techniques.<br>• Study every day in a strategic manner.<br>• Optimize your diet, sleep, and exercise habits.<p>Read your assigned chapters and other readings the day before class.• Highlight only the critical information in your textbook or other readings that isn’t already …

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These Photos of Vintage Beauty Products Are Absolutely Fascinating

With technology changing at an ever-increasing rate, it's easy to forget how far we've come in such a short period of time. According to a theory …

#ICYMI: Popular Stories in Tech This Week (Week Ending October 14, 2016)

Samsung faced the latest twist in their Galaxy Note 7 saga this week as they confirmed they were stopping production of the device and predicted a $3.1 billion loss in revenue. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May banned the Apple Watch from official meetings following U.S. hacking leaks and Pinterest …

Galaxy Note

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The biggest climate change story in the world this week is quietly playing out in Rwanda

One of the tricky aspects of writing about climate change is that it often involves tossing around tiny numbers with mind-bogglingly large consequences.<p>If, for instance, global average temperatures rise a mere 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, we start losing coral reefs. Go up to 2°C and we risk …

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There’s a word in Japanese for the literary affliction of buying books you don’t read

So many books, so little time. In the age of media binging, too often we end up buying books we never actually read.<p>The moment goes something like this: Skim fascinating book review online. Buy on Amazon with 1-click. Scroll down. Buy two other titles with 1-click. Leave books on bedside table. …

Microsoft Azure Launches 'Easy NXT' Blockchain Nodes For Developers

Microsoft Azure, the cloud computing platform and infrastructure for building, deploying and managing applications through Microsoft’s global network of managed data centers, has officially brought the Nxt Blockchain to their platform. Now for the first time on Azure, developers worldwide will be …

A desert farm is growing tomatoes on seawater and solar power

Agriculturalists dream of making deserts bloom. Now the dream is coming true using sun, seawater, and little else.<p>On 20 hectares in the South Australian desert, Sundrop Farms—officially launched on Oct. 6—uses a field of 23,000 mirrors to produce energy for electricity and water conversion. …

Farming

10 Success lessons from Evan Spiegel – “Snapchat Founder and Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share13<p>Tweet<p>Share2<p>+11<p>Shares 16<p>If Silicon Valley had a bad boy icon, it would be Evan Spiegel. The CEO and co-founder of Snapchat shot to the …

Entrepreneurship

7 Brutal Life Lessons Everyone Has to Learn Multiple Times

How many times does it take, really?<p>How many times does it take to learn the same lesson?<p>Life is not a checklist. It is a practice. The thing with knowledge is that it can decay if left ignored--and that goes for anything. Just because you did it once does not mean it won't happen again. Or just …