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The Dangerous Belief That Extreme Technology Will Fix Climate Change

Wake Smith imagines a fleet of experimental airplanes, not much larger than Boeing 757s, that could climb to 60,000 feet, high enough for people aboard to see the curvature of the earth, and release gas into the lower stratosphere.

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Blockchain explained: Donna Dillenberger's AMA on blockchain, AI and cognitive analytics

Donna Dillenberger, IBM Fellow, IBM Watson Research Center, and Alan Dickinson, Program Director, IBM Blockchain, answer questions about blockchain, AI and cognitive analytics during the 72 Hours of Blockchain livestream. LINKS Download The Founder's Handbook: https://ibm.co/2qkMYRF What is Blockchain?: https://ibm.co/2B435Xv Learn More About IBM Blockchain Platform: https://ibm.co/2zTFKKh

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Revealed: how bookies use AI to keep gamblers hooked

Artificial intelligence being used to predict behaviour in 'frightening new ways' despite condemnation from MPs and campaigners

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China is monitoring employees' brain waves and emotions - and the technology boosted one company's profits by $315 million

Chinese businesses and the military are monitoring employees' brain activity and emotions. The "emotional surveillance technology" helps employers identify mood shifts so they can change break times, an employee's task, or even send them home. The technology reportedly increases productivity and profitability, with one company claiming its profits jumped by $315 million.

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How a bunch of geeks scared the meat industry

"If you make food that tastes really good, you win," says Josh Tetrick, with a smile. And winning is crucial, he says, with his company Just in the vanguard of a new sector with an ambitious mission: to use cutting-edge technologies to create food that will take down the meat and dairy industries.

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Pentagon to Beat Uber, Tesla in Race Over Self-Driving Vehicles

Food and fuel deliveries to troops could be made safer Some tech company employees protest deals with Pentagon Forget Uber, Waymo and Tesla: the next big name in self-driving vehicles could be the Pentagon.

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Battle of the hyperloops: HTT and Virgin go head-to-head in the Middle East

The competition between hyperloop developers in the Middle East is heating up, with the two main operators - Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) and Virgin Hyperloop One - sniping over the use of the name "hyperloop" and territorial ambitions.

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Australian Bricklaying Robot Could Build 30 Million New Homes Globally

The Hadrian X claims to be able to complete the brickwork on a home within two days, laying 1000-plus standard bricks per hour. With 30 million new low-rise buildings anticipated in 2018, using 330 billion standard bricks, EY-Panthenon concluded that 150,000 Hadrian X robots would be needed to replace all construction jobs globally.

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Russia launched a floating nuclear power plant this weekend

On Saturday the world's first floating power plant left St. Petersburg, Russia, towed by two boats. The two-reactor, 70MW floating power plant is headed through the Baltic Sea and north around Norway, to a Russian town called Murmansk, where the boat will receive its fuel.

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Megadrones, self-driving cars and 3D-printed buildings: Is this the low carbon city of the future?

The BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2018 will bring together over 600 executives, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and campaigners to celebrate the green economy's most exciting and innovative achievements from the past 12 months. The Brewery 52 Chiswell Street London EC1Y 4SD, London

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Featured news - Scientists create innovative new 'green' concrete using graphene - University of Exeter

"This new composite material is an absolute game-changer in terms of reinforcing traditional concrete to meets these needs. Not only is it stronger and more durable, but it is also more resistant to water, making it uniquely suitable for construction in areas which require maintenance work and are difficult to be accessed .

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Ten million British jobs could be gone in 15 years. No one knows what happens next | John Harris

Plenty of people may not have heard of the retail firm Shop Direct. Its roots go back to the distant heyday of catalogue shopping, and two giants of that era, Littlewoods and Great Universal Stores. Now it is the parent company behind the online fashion brand Very and the reinvented Littlewoods.com.

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Research news - Research gives new ray of hope for solar fuel - University of Exeter

The ground-breaking new research centres on the use of a revolutionary photo-electrode - an electrode that absorbs light before initializing electrochemical transformations to extract the hydrogen from water - made from nanoparticles of the elements lanthanum, iron and oxygen.

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How a bunch of geeks scared the meat industry

"If you make food that tastes really good, you win," says Josh Tetrick, with a smile. And winning is crucial, he says, with his company Just in the vanguard of a new sector with an ambitious mission: to use cutting-edge technologies to create food that will take down the meat and dairy industries.

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Future of the Smart Home: 11+ Innovations That Could Change the Way We Live

The future of the way we live in and use our homes is set to be one thing: Smart. From the fridge to your toilet seat, you Smart Home will be one of integrated appliances and furniture. The following 11+ devices and innovations will likely change the way we live forever.

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