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IoT Storage: Considerations and Recommendations

IoT Storage: Considerations and Recommendations

The first thing that increasingly comes to mind of an IT professional for Internet of Things (IoT) is—a lot of data. For medium and large organizations, on the other hand, IoT is about the potential business outcomes. The reason is simple; more connectivity of devices to the internet will enable the business operation for greater intelligence and bolstered efficiency and …

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BMW cancels their plans for an i5 electric car

BMW cancels their plans for an i5 electric car

image of BMW i5 rendering 750×500 Over the last two years, one topic has often come up on BMWBLOG and other media outlet – a new addition to the BMW i … Over the last two years, one topic has often come up on BMWBLOG and other media outlet – a new addition to the BMW i family. Often referred …

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NASA Declares ‘Victory’ With Critical ISS Spacewalk

NASA Declares ‘Victory’ With Critical ISS Spacewalk

NASA Two US astronauts successfully embarked Tuesday on what NASA described as a "critical" spacewalk to repair a failed piece of equipment that helps power the International Space Station. "We have declared victory," NASA commentator Rob Navias said about two hours into the emergency spacewalk by space station commander Peggy Whitson, 57, and flight engineer Jack Fischer, 43. The reason …

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Colliding Dead Stars May Explain the Milky Way’s Mysterious Antimatter

Colliding Dead Stars May Explain the Milky Way's Mysterious Antimatter

An artist’s impression of two white dwarf stars destined to merge and create a Type Ia supernova. | The majority of antimatter that pervades the Milky Way may come from clashing remnants of dead stars, a new study finds. The work may solve a 40-year-old astrophysics mystery, the study’s researchers said. For every particle of normal matter, there is an …

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Orphan Planet’s Huge Disk Shows That Planets Are More Like Stars Than We Know

Orphan Planet's Huge Disk Shows That Planets Are More Like Stars Than We Know

An artist’s impression of the gas and dust disk around the planet-like object OTS44. First radio observations indicate that OTS44 has formed in the same way as a young star. | The lonely life of OTS44, an orphan planet floating in space without a parent star, has taken a mysterious turn. New observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) …

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Weather again delays launch of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket

Weather again delays launch of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket

Rocket Lab’s launch site on Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand. Credit: Rocket Lab Weather again delayed the first launch of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket. Wind conditions at the company’s New Zealand launch site subsided to allow the rocket to roll out to the launch pad, but the company said concerns about “triboelectrification,” or static electric charges as the rocket passed …

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Cera is building an AI for social care decision support

Cera is building an AI for social care decision support

Can AI overhaul the social care system? That’s the pitch underpinning UK home care provider Cera ‘s plans. The startup has today taken the tiniest baby steps to launch an AI chatbot that it hopes will, at an unspecified point in future, be able to assist carers with recommendations for home care of people with conditions such as dementia. And …

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We’re not getting Luke Skywalker’s prosthetics any time soon

We're not getting Luke Skywalker's prosthetics any time soon

In 1937, robot hobbyist "Bill" Griffith P. Taylor of Toronto invented the world’s first industrial robot. It was a crude machine, dubbed the Robot Gargantua by its creator. The crane-like device was powered by a single electric motor and controlled via punched paper tape, which threw a series of switches controlling each of the machine’s five axes of movement. Still, …

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SA’s renewable energy auction system ‘the best in Africa’

SA’s renewable energy auction system ‘the best in Africa’

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina says auction system provides a platform to support similar projects African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina. Picture: REUTERS SA’s renewable energy auction system is the best in Africa and has provided a platform that can be used to support similar projects in other countries on the continent, says African Development Bank …

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This Super-Efficient Renovation Is A Model For Lowering A House’s Energy Footprint

This Super-Efficient Renovation Is A Model For Lowering A House’s Energy Footprint

When workers finish their work retrofitting a 1920s-era house near Harvard’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the house will look essentially the same as it did before from the outside–but it will run on almost no energy. The renovation of the former single-family home, now the headquarters of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities , is an attempt by …

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