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Kroger adds driverless vehicles to its grocery delivery fleet

The R1 can drive on public roads and operates without a driver or passengers on board. It only transports goods -- in this case groceries -- and will make deliveries for one Fry's Food Store location in Scottsdale, Arizona. Customers can place orders online or through the store's app and then schedule same-day or next-day delivery.

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D.C. Just Passed A Historic Bill Mandating 100 Percent Renewable Power By 2032

City lawmakers in the District of Columbia voted unanimously Tuesday to pass legislation mandating 100 percent renewable electricity in the capital by 2032. The Clean Energy D.C. Omnibus Act of 2018 doubles Washington's current policy, which says that by 14 years from now, the nation's capital must be getting half its electricity from zero-emissions sources like solar and wind.

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Conservationists plant a 'super grove' of redwood trees cloned from ancient stumps

A new "super grove" of endangered coast redwood trees has arisen in California, thanks to a nonprofit group that planted 75 saplings at a park in San Francisco. Since their species is endangered, any new community of coast redwoods would be welcome news.

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Tiny details in photos identify your unique phone - Futurity

Researchers have discovered how to identify smartphones by examining just one photo taken by the device. The advancement opens the possibility of using smartphones-instead of FaceID or other biometrics-as a form of identification to deter cybercrime. "It's kind of like matching bullets to a gun, only we're matching photos to a smartphone camera."

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Humans vs Robots: The Difference Between AI and AGI - AXEL Blog

We've all seen the film where robots take over the world, with their mechanical bodies causing Hollywood-style screams from unsuspecting (or maybe very suspecting) victims. And, while these kinds of films let us live an alternate reality for an hour and a half, there's always that niggling thought at the backs of our minds telling us that this could actually happen in the not-too-distant future.

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Globally, new solar power plants added almost 35% to new power generating capacity in 2017

December 18, 2018 , European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) For the 8th year now, solar power attracted the largest share of new investments in renewable energies, according to the new JRC PV status report 2018. The EUR140billion investments in solar energy globally accounted for almost 60 percent of all new renewable energy investments.

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NVIDIA AI Neural Networks Are Getting Uncomfortably Accurate At Creating Realistic Human Faces

A little over a year ago, we talked about NVIDIA and its AI processing technology that was working to create realistic-looking human faces from a few source photos. The images that the AI created were so photorealistic that you would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between the AI generated faces and real human faces in photos.

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Nuclear negations yield renewable energy leverage

The VC Summer Nuclear Power plant expansion failed at a cost of $9 billion to South Carolina electricity customers. The follow ups have led to court cases in which ex-employee testimony suggested firings for whistleblowing, and that the company running the construction - SCANA - had committed fraud, and mismanaged the project.

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MIT invents method to shrink objects to nanoscale

Some say bigger is better, but researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will tell you that when it comes to tech, smaller things are far more impressive.

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Introducing Lightyear: The electric car that charges itself with sunlight

Introducing the electric car that charges itself with sunlight, see more at https://www.lightyear.one. Lex Hoefsloot, CEO of Lightyear announces our mission. Dutch company Lightyear launches four-wheel drive solar-powered car able to drive for months without charging. Currently, all cars of the world combined drive one light year, every year.

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15 Ticking Time Bombs To Prepare For Now

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AT&T's 5G network goes live in 12 US cities - but you can't use it yet

A small number of customers will be able to use the network starting on Friday when AT&T will begin distributing its first 5G device: a mobile hot spot that can connect to the network's much faster airwaves. But it'll be a slow launch.

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Machine learning-detected signal predicts time to earthquake

17.12.2018 - Researchers applied machine learning to analyze Cascadia data and discovered the megathrust broadcasts a constant tremor, a fingerprint of the fault's displacement.

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r/Futurology - As more and more nations become surveillance states,you think that people will use masks to protect their identities?

r/Futurology: Welcome to r/Futurology, a subreddit devoted to the field of Future(s) Studies and speculation about the development of humanity, technology, and civilization.

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London in facial recognition trial

Christmas shoppers could have their faces scanned in central London this week as part of a police trial. The Met says it will invite people to take part in testing the technology rather than scanning people covertly. The trials will be held near Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square on Monday and Tuesday.

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