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Technology Trends Report

Head of the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) Dr Lucy Mason discusses future technology trends in this research report.

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Innovative Techniques to Reduce the Burden of Chronic Disease - European Medical Group

Disclosure: This is a non-commercial feature. Nightingale Health Ltd. is an organisation that is becoming increasingly synonymous with global efforts to combat chronic disease. The Finnish-based biotech company has developed a unique metabolic profiling technology that measures blood biomarkers to detect early signs of conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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Perfect Knowledge + Radical Transparency

We're rapidly approaching the era of abundant knowledge - a time when you can know anything you want, anywhere you want, anytime you want. An era of radical transparency. By 2020, it's estimated we'll have 50 billion connected devices, which will generate over 600 zettabytes of information.

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White House to propose weaker auto emissions rules, overriding...

(Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday will move to revoke California's authority to set its own strict tailpipe emissions rules and mandate the sale of electric vehicles, as it proposes weakening Obama-era federal fuel efficiency standards.

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Push to weaken US Endangered Species Act runs into roadblocks

America's Endangered Species Act - which protects more than 2,000 plant, animal and insect species at risk of extinction - is under renewed attack from Republican politicians. But policy experts say that their efforts face an uphill battle, even though Republicans control the White House and both chambers of Congress.

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Plastic Surgeons Are Really Worried About 'Snapchat Dysmorphia'

A plastic surgeon at Boston Medical Center has noticed an alarming trend: her patients are increasingly asking for surgery to make them look more like Snapchat filters. She and her colleagues are concerned: "Plastic surgeons will be dealing with this for years to come."

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New tool helps users decide which countries their internet traffic transits

Following the 2013 revelations of U.S. government surveillance, officials from several countries expressed a desire to reduce their dependence on U.S. communications infrastructure. Brazil has taken notable steps toward this goal, including beginning construction of an underwater cable to Portugal and developing a large ecosystem of internet exchange points to help in-country networks better connect.

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Nanotube 'rebar' makes graphene twice as tough

August 2, 2018 by Mike Williams, Rice University Rice University researchers have found that fracture-resistant "rebar graphene" is more than twice as tough as pristine graphene. Graphene is a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon. On the two-dimensional scale, the material is stronger than steel, but because graphene is so thin, it is still subject to ripping and tearing.

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Why graphene hasn't taken over the world...yet

Graphene is a form of carbon that could bring us bulletproof armor and space elevators, improve medicine, and make the internet run faster - some day. For the past 15 years, consumers have been hearing about this wonder material and all the ways it could change everything.

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Digital Is Changing The Economics Of Manufacturing

Digital manufacturing is rapidly changing the fundamentals of how products are developed, scaled and manufactured. By digitizing traditional manufacturing methods, including injection molding and CNC machining, and leveraging newer technologies, like 3D printing, the industrial internet of things (IIoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), companies are optimizing their supply chains, reducing development cycles, increasing efficiencies, and driving down costs.

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Researchers use Google Glass to help kids with autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that hinders a person's ability to communicate with others. According to a report published in the journal npj Digital Medicine, the researchers developed a therapy routine pairing Google Glass with facial recognition software that notifies the device wearer on which emotions people are expressing.

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UK churches convert to renewable energy

More than 5,500 churches across the UK, including several famous cathedrals, have converted to renewable power to help combat climate change. The Church of England warned the issue was "one of the great moral challenges of our time". It said thousands of Christian and non-Anglican places of worship were now using 100% renewable electricity.

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The Future Of Joblessness No One In Silicon Valley Wants To Talk About

Those who fear that robots are coming for our jobs were relieved in April when 14% of jobs in developed countries will likely be lost to AI in the near future, a significant reduction from new research from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) revealed that fears of artificial intelligence (AI) were overblown.

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China And Thailand Partner Up For Fusion Power Research

AsianScientist (Aug. 1, 2018) - China's HT-6M tokamak-one of four fusion devices developed by the Institute of Plasma Physics at Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (ASIPP)-has been donated to the Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT). The HT-6M tokamak has been in operation for 18 years from 1984 to 2002 and has made great contributions to China's fusion power research and development (R&D).

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SpaceX Poised to Be First with Astronaut Flights, Beating Boeing

Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is set to beat Boeing Co. in the battle to be the first company to ferry American astronauts to the International Space Station. SpaceX plans to fly Demo-2, its first crewed test flight, in April 2019, while Boeing's Crew Test Flight is now slated for mid-2019, according to a new schedule that NASA released Thursday.

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