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A $9 trillion corporate debt bomb is 'bubbling' in the US economy

At first glance, it looks like a $9 trillion time bomb is ready to detonate, a corporate debt load that has escalated thanks to easy borrowing terms and a seemingly endless thirst from investors. On Wall Street, though, hopes are fairly high that it's a manageable problem, at least for the next year or two.

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Pigs genetically-engineered to resist deadly swine virus

Classical swine fever virus (CSFV) is a highly infectious and deadly disease among pigs, with outbreaks leading to huge livestock losses. Now, researchers from Jilin University in China have genetically modified pigs to be resistant to the virus, which will also pass that down to their offspring.

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Smarter Cities: Will Autonomous AI Surveillance And IoT Now Automate Law Enforcement?

Whether we are ready for cameras in our streets, public spaces, homes and workplaces that think for themselves, as well as each other, we will soon find out. Autonomous surveillance might raise serious questions about the balance between public safety and individual privacy, but it is inevitable.

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The Maddening Struggle to Make Robo-Cars Safe-and Prove It

Here's the deal, says Mark Rosekind. He's sitting in a large, white conference room, deep within Zoox's sprawling office complex in Foster City, halfway between Palo Alto and San Francisco. Around him, some 400 workers clack away on computers, or roll out yoga mats in the central "town hall" space, or tend to the startup's fleet of self-driving, golf-cart-on-steroids prototypes.

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'Planetary emergency:' Still arguing basics of climate science

Hidden in the 133-page document agreed upon at the UN climate change talks was a compromise that many consider an infuriating distraction. The countries of the world agreed to welcome the fact that a scientific report on the state of global warming had been produced. But they failed to welcome its findings.

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The Future of Blockchain: Spheres to Expand - Crowdholding - Medium

You may have heard about blockchain technology having a high potential in banking, finance, and insurance spheres. But could you imagine blockchain being used in industries not related to finance at all? We've asked the Crowdholding community this question and got some insightful answers, which we'll provide in this article!

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CastlevaniaBot plays through Castlevania

CastlevaniaBot is a plugin for the Nintaco NES emulator that plays Castlevania. In this video, it plays through the entire game from start to finish. For project details visit: https://meatfighter.com/castlevaniabot/

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Delivery robot catches fire in California

A food delivery robot was destroyed after it caught fire because of "human error", its creator has confirmed. Kiwibot autonomous delivery robots have been rolling around the University of California, Berkeley campus for two years. On Friday, students found one of the robots in flames and shared photos on social media.

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Rise of the Machines: Here's how much robots and A.I. progressed in 2018 | Digital Trends

2018 has generated no shortage of news, and the fast-changing worlds of artificial intelligence and robotics are no exception. Here are our picks for the most exciting and game changing examples of A.I. and robots that we saw in the last 12 months. Get ready to have your mind blown!

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Batteries that could let electric cars drive twice as far just got closer

Courtesy: 24M In 2010, a pair of MIT materials scientists helped launch 24M, promising to deliver cheaper, better batteries by stripping out inactive materials in the electrodes. Eight years later, you still can't buy the startup's products.

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London's police will be testing facial recognition, in public, for 2 days

London's Metropolitan Police Service will be testing facial recognition technology in a handful of locations across the central core of the British capital on both Monday and Tuesday for eight hours each day. This trial marks the seventh such trial in London since 2016.

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The massive CO2 emitter you may not know about

Cement is the most widely used man-made material in existence. It is second only to water as the most-consumed resource on the planet. But, while cement - the key ingredient in concrete - has shaped much of our built environment, it also has a massive carbon footprint.

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Workers' rights? Bosses don't care - soon they'll only need robots | John Harris

Tech companies like Amazon make massive profits yet seem to treat their staff appallingly, says Guardian columnist John Harris

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Canadians warned 'troll farms' could influence online debate before federal election: report

OTTAWA - Canada's federal cybersecurity centre says foreign countries are very likely to try to advance their agendas in 2019 - a general election year - by manipulating Canadian opinion with malicious online activity. In a report today, the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security warns that state-sponsored players can conduct sophisticated influence operations by posing as regular people.

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Go-ahead for first in-body CRISPR medicine testing

Six years after the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system emerged, Editas Medicine and its Dublin-based development partner Allergan are about to start a phase I/2 in vivo trial of EDIT-101 in patients with Leber's congenital amaurosis type 10, the most common form of inherited childhood blindness.

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