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July 22nd, 2017 at 3:04 pm

The war in cash intensifies: Visa offers restaurants $10,000 to go cashless

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Visa has declared war on cash and its “opening salvo” is to start paying restaurants $10,000 to go completely cash free.

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July 22nd, 2017 at 2:52 pm

This chip beams images onto the brain to help the blind see again

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Circumventing your eyes entirely, this chip beams images from the world onto the brain to help restore sight

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July 21st, 2017 at 9:59 am

Drone racers will compete in abandoned malls and stadiums for $100,000 prize

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The Drone Racing League has a $100,000 pot for this year’s winner.

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July 21st, 2017 at 8:41 am

Robots and AI are going to make social inequality even worse, says new report

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Rich people are going to find it easier to adapt to automation.

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July 20th, 2017 at 7:59 pm

How software is eating the military and what that means to the future of war.

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As software-based weapons and information systems start to touch all phases of conflict, military leaders are grappling with a new set of challenges.

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July 20th, 2017 at 10:27 am

WeChat users in China will surpass 490 million users this year

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Half of the country’s mobile phone users will access the WeChat app in 2017.

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July 20th, 2017 at 8:38 am

Do you live in the worlds laziest country!

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US scientists have amassed “planetary-scale” data from people’s smartphones to see how active we really are.

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July 19th, 2017 at 9:52 am

3D printed blood vessels in teeth a viable alternative to root canal procedures

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More than 15 million root canals are conducted every year in the United States, but that number could soon start to drop. Dental researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon have developed a new method of engineering artificial blood vessels in teeth, as explained in a new study that could potentially revolutionize the dental industry.

Published in the journal Scientific Reports this month, the groundbreaking OHSU technique could provide an effective alternative to root canals by using a 3D printing-inspired approach. Continue Reading »

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July 19th, 2017 at 8:15 am

Wireless power could enable ingestible electronics

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Small sensors or drug delivery devices could reside in the GI tract indefinitely

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July 18th, 2017 at 9:03 am

Will France actually be able to ban all gas and diesel vehicles by 2040?

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The government of France announced plans to end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040, with ecology minister Nicolas Hulot unveiling a wide range of targets and initiatives timed to coincide with the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, last week. The announcement was made as a part of the country’s renewed commitment to the goals of the Paris Climate Accords, which were reaffirmed by 19 of the 20 countries gathered at the summit last week.

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