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Biologists are one step closer to creating snake venom in the lab

SAN DIEGO - Labs growing replicas of snakes' venom glands may one day replace snake farms. Researchers in the Netherlands have succeeded in growing mimics of venom-producing glands from multiple species of snakes.

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Research Links Shrinking Water Supplies to Drier Soils - Water Canada

A study conducted by Professor Ashish Sharma at Australia's University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney explains that drying soils are at the root of a discrepancy between increased rainfall and shrinking water supplies. The study, If Precipitation Extremes Are Increasing, Why Aren't Floods?

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Future Shock Documentary (1972)

'Future Shock' is a documentary film based on the book written in 1970 by sociologist and futurist Alvin Toffler. Released in 1972, with a cigar-chomping Orson Welles as on-screen narrator, this piece of futurism is darkly dystopian and oozing techno-paranoia. Cleaned up and 'HD formatted' version of Zeroheadroom's posting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVJrJk3q3MA

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Audi E-Tron GT Test Drive

We get behind of the wheel of Audi's new concept. Subscribe to Engadget on YouTube: http://engt.co/subscribe Engadget's Buyer's Guide: https://www.engadget.com/buyers-guide/ Get More Engadget: * Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engadget * Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/engadget * Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engadget * Read more: http://www.engadget.com Engadget is the original home for technology news and reviews.

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BIS warns of more market turbulence ahead - Latest News

LONDON - Reuters Recent sharp selloffs across global financial markets are probably the first of many, as investors adjust to a world of tighter monetary conditions and the threat of economic downturn, the Bank of International Settlements said on Dec. 16. The year has been a tough one, with big drops in European and Asian stocks and even U.S.

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Texas Municipal Utility Signs New Super-Low Solar PPA

New Braunfels Utilities, a municipally owned utility in Texas, signed a new rock-bottom power-purchase agreement in Q4 of this year at under $25 per megawatt-hour. The 15-year contract with Engie-affiliated Long Draw Solar is among the lowest PPA prices confirmed in the U.S. and the lowest confirmed in Texas.

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BigGANs: AI-Based High-Fidelity Image Synthesis

This episode was supported by insilico.com. "Anything outside life extension is a complete waste of time".

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The battery that could make mass solar and wind power viable | Dispatch

Renewables are growing, but even if they could some day replace fossil fuels, there's a problem: that energy needs to be stored. Currently battery tech isn't up to the task, but the solution to one of the world's most pressing problems might just be sitting in Marlborough Massachusetts.

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r/Futurology - Will College be Obsolete in the Future?

With the development of automation, artificial intelligence, and do-it-yourself software, will college be as necessary as it used to be? Will college be reformed or abolished? Will high school in the future be more like college in the past?

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Meet the world's first self-driving electric shuttle

Students at the East Valley Institute of Technology in Mesa, Arizona, will have two autonomous trolleys shuttling them around campus next year thanks to Arizona manufacturing company Local Motors.

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Neil degrasse Tyson Elon Musk is the most important person alive today

Neil degrasse Tyson Elon Musk is the most important person alive today

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The battery that could make mass solar and wind power viable | Dispatch

Renewables are growing, but even if they could some day replace fossil fuels, there's a problem: that energy needs to be stored. Currently battery tech isn't up to the task, but the solution to one of the world's most pressing problems might just be sitting in Marlborough Massachusetts.

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r/Futurology - If and when we begin to do regular work on the moon, what are the risks to and from its current trajectory?

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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3D-printed heads let hackers - and cops - unlock your phone

There's a lot you can make with a 3D printer: from prosthetics, corneas, and firearms - even an Olympic-standard luge. You can even 3D print a life-size replica of a human head - and not just for Hollywood. Forbes reporter Thomas Brewster commissioned a 3D printed model of his own head to tes...

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Automation is the way to go - Letters | The Star Online

ACCORDING to the "Key Statistics of Labour Force in Malaysia" report released in October by the Department of Statistics, Malaysia has a total workforce of 15 million, with another 7.1 million non-working people comprising housewives, students, retirees and those who are not interested in working.

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