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James Cameron Answers Sci-Fi Questions From Twitter | WIRED

Director James Cameron uses the power of Twitter to answer some common questions about the science fiction genre. James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction premieres on AMC on 4/30 Still haven't subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 ABOUT WIRED WIRED is where tomorrow is realized.

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Researchers develop water-based battery to store solar and wind energy

Stanford researchers have developed a water-based battery that could provide a cheap way to store wind or solar energy generated when the sun is shining and wind is blowing so it can be fed back into the electric grid and be redistributed when demand is high.

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Businesses Are Buying More Renewable Power Than Ever Before

Buyers already signed deals for 3.3 gigawatts this year On pace to break record of 4.8 gigawatts set in 2017 Companies are buying renewable power at a record pace. AT&T Inc. and Walmart Inc. are among 36 businesses, government agencies and universities that have agreed to buy 3.3 gigawatts of wind and solar power so far this year.

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First robot delivery drivers start work at Silicon Valley campus

If you work in an office park, or study at a campus university, robotic delivery drivers could be coming your way, following the first-ever commercial deployment of the technology. Starship Technologies, an autonomous delivery startup created in 2014 by two Skype co-founders, has been in public testing mode in 20 countries around the world since 2015.

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AI Researchers Revolt Against a New Paywalled Nature Journal - Slashdot

More than 2,000 researchers, including several employees of Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Netflix and other companies, have signed an open letter to revolt against Nature Machine Intelligence, a proposed new paywalled (closed-access) journal from Nature Publishing Group. The researchers said they won't...

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Impossible Foods: Shaping the future of the planet with vegetarian burgers

30 Apr 2018 --- As conversations about diet, the future of the planet and health continue to dominate media and the food industry, Impossible Foods says it is on a mission to make delicious, nutritious meat and dairy products directly from plants - with a much smaller environmental footprint than meat from animals.

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Search for 'holy grail' of solar fuels just took an exciting twist

In continuing efforts to produce a feasible, environmentally friendly solar fuel, researchers believe they may have found the answer. While most are in agreement that our production and use of fossil fuels is simply no longer viable, there are many advocating for different alternatives, ranging from just switching to electric power or using plant-based biofuel.

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First Stem Cell Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease Approved in Japan

A stem cell therapy developed by the biotech company Nature Cell and the Biostar Stem Cell Research Institute, both based in South Korea, has been formally approved in Japan and is now available there to treat mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease patients.

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Meet the research team using AI to help catch suspects in mass shootings

Data in the public domain like tweets and social media video is increasingly relied on to make sense of the immediate aftermath of tragedies like mass shootings.

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Say goodbye to your mouse and keyboard, new user interfaces to redefine humanity: Future of computers P1

Emerging user interfaces will change the way we interact with the digital world and between each other. Meanwhile, the companies that invest early to control the future AR operating systems or digital environments will effectively disrupt and own a large percentage of the electronics sector.

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Behind T-Mobile-Sprint Merger, a Race to Keep Up With China in 5G

It is not just the ultrafast video downloads and web surfing that such networks could provide for consumers. Rather, it is the whole range of future economic and technological opportunities - from self-driving cars to smart cities and factories - that they could open up.

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Impressive, but weird: DOT tries self-driving car on NC highway :: WRAL.com

There's been a lot of talk lately about self-driving cars, and the N.C. Department of Transportation wants to make sure it's ready for an autonomous driving revolution. It sounds crazy, but these cars aren't science fiction anymore -- you can go out today and buy cars that can mostly drive themselves in some situations.

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Chinese surveillance programme mines data from workers' brains

Government-backed surveillance projects are deploying brain-reading technology to detect changes in emotional states in employees on the production line, the military and at the helm of high-speed trains

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Meet Smithsonian's new robot docent

Why bother with a human docent when a robot could give you a guided tour? Last week, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, revealed its new employee -- an interactive robot named Pepper. The four-foot-tall humanoid robot was created by Softbank who donated 30 robots to the museum last year.

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