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Large Near-Earth Asteroid Will Pass Earth by This September

Large Near-Earth Asteroid Will Pass Earth by This September

Artist’s impression of a Near-Earth Asteroid passing by Earth. Credit: ESA Within Earth’s orbit, there are literally thousands of what are known as Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), more than fourteen thousands of which are asteroids that periodically pass close to Earth. Since the 1980s, these objects have become a growing source of interest to astronomers, due to the threat they sometimes …

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Yale Biologists Examine Long-Standing Genetics Mystery

Yale Biologists Examine Long-Standing Genetics Mystery

Researchers discover several genes whose evolution appears to have been critical to the divergence of humans from their common ancestor with chimpanzees. What makes humans different from chimpanzees? Evolutionary biologists from Howard University and the Yale School of Public Health have developed a unique genetic analysis technique that may provide important answers. Michael C. Campbell, Ph.D., the paper’s first author …

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Lapis Semiconductor Introduces New Soil Sensor that Links with IoT Infrastructure

Lapis Semiconductor Introduces New Soil Sensor that Links with IoT Infrastructure

Here is how two key facets of the IoT world come together to create a holistic solution. The common perception about the Internet of Things (IoT) is that it’s work in progress that’s transcending into a working model. In this environment, multiple players can contribute solutions to create a holistic package that even users without technical expertise can quickly put …

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‘Marjorie Prime’ explores the limits of AI built from memories

‘Marjorie Prime’ explores the limits of AI built from memories

Marjorie, 86, is dying. In her final months, she finds solace in an artificially intelligent holographic recreation of her late husband Walter, called "Walter Prime." They talk every day, recounting special moments of their life together. But her memory isn’t perfect, and Walter Prime can only rely on retellings to piece together what happened. He also talks to other people, …

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Rapportive founder’s new startup Superhuman is what Gmail would be if built today

Rapportive founder’s new startup Superhuman is what Gmail would be if built today

Reinventing the email experience is an area numerous startups have tried to tackle over the years, with some apps focused more on triage, others on making a better desktop alternative to Outlook, and still more aiming to re-envision email as a mobile-first product, among other ideas. A new startup called Superhuman, from the founder of Gmail add-on Rapportive acquired in …

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Carbon Capture & Storage Is Too Expensive For Reducing Power Sector Emissions

Carbon Capture & Storage Is Too Expensive For Reducing Power Sector Emissions

Originally published on Energy Post . By Jeffrey Rissman and Robbie Orvis The hope that carbon capture and storage (CCS) can ever play a significant role in the reduction of power sector emissions is misplaced, write Jeffrey Rissman and Robbie Orvis of Energy Innovation, a San Francisco-based energy and environmental policy think tank. Coal-fired power is already more expensive than …

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AI can determine our motivations using a simple camera

AI can determine our motivations using a simple camera

Silver Logic Labs (SLL) is in the people business. Technically, it’s an AI startup, but what it really does is figure out what people want. At first glance they’ve simply found a better way to do focus-groups, but after talking to CEO Jerimiah Hamon we’ve learned there’s nothing simple about the work he’s doing. The majority of AI in the …

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Australian government’s CEFC invests AUS$10m on IoT network provider Thinxtra

Australian government’s CEFC invests AUS$10m on IoT network provider Thinxtra

CEFC will get 15 percent equity of Thinxtra The Australian government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is to invest AU$10m in IoT network builder Thinxtra in exchange for 15 percent equity. CEFC is a Green Bank that was established to ensure investment would be driven into the clean energy sector. Its investment in Thinxtra is part of a AU$20m Series …

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Another Nearby Red Dwarf Star System, Another Possible Exoplanet Discovered!

Another Nearby Red Dwarf Star System, Another Possible Exoplanet Discovered!

A recent survey has revealed evidence of a possible third planet orbiting Gliese 832, a red dwarf star just 16 light-years from Earth. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). In the past few years, there has been no shortages of extra-solar planets discoveries which orbit red dwarf stars. In 2016 and 2017 alone, astronomers announced the discovery of a terrestrial (i.e. …

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