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March 27th, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Great visualization of 200 years of immigration to the US

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Many of us may assume that Mexico has always been among the main sources of immigration to America, but a cool chart by Natalia Bronshtein shows, that’s not even close to true.   Continue Reading »

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March 27th, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Boeing patents force field to protect military vehicles

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Mostly known for being an aircraft manufacturer, Boeing also designs and develops sophisticated defense, satellite and weapon systems.  Now their latest patent is something straight out of sci-fi movies: a force field to shield vehicles and buildings from explosions.   Continue Reading »

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March 27th, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Woolly mammoth DNA merged with elephant

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Scientists at Harvard University have taken a major step forward in bringing back the woolly mammoth by inserting DNA from the extinct mammal into the genetic code of an elephant.   Continue Reading »

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March 27th, 2015 at 1:16 pm

The cost of California’s drought

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With the northeast U.S. emerging from yet another snowstorm, California has just recorded its hottest winter ever, with average temperatures 4.4 degrees hotter than the 20th century average.   Continue Reading »

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March 27th, 2015 at 1:05 pm

No more math and history: Finland is abandoning subjects at school

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Consistently ranking near the top in mathematics, reading, and science in the prestigious PISA rankings (the 2012 list, pdf) by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Finland already has one of the best school education systems in the world.   Continue Reading »

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March 26th, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Tesla to add self-driving ‘autopilot’ mode to Model S

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently revealed that ”in about three months” they will be providing a software update to its Model S fleet that will turn on auto-steering, or “autopilot” as Musk often refers to it.   Continue Reading »

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March 26th, 2015 at 1:32 pm

FAA green lights Amazon for delivery drone testing

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Amazon’s delivery drones may be more than just a publicity stunt.  The Federal Aviation Administration announced on March 19, that Amazon is receiving an experimental airworthiness certificate.  This will allow them to test drone aircraft.   Continue Reading »

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March 26th, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Will smart machines make us dumb?

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We are now at a crossroads of artificial intelligence: We can design computers that sharpen our wits or we can let our machines turn us into ignoramuses.   Continue Reading »

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March 26th, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Rethink Robotics unveils new robot Sawyer

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Rethink Robotics has developed a new robot.  It is not a new version of their older robot Baxter, but a completely different robot, stuffing all of the adaptive, collaborative technology that makes Baxter unique into a form factor that’s smaller, faster, stronger, and more precise.   Continue Reading »

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March 26th, 2015 at 1:22 pm

High-quality 3D printing of metal parts with open-source algorithms

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America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute that’s focused on helping the U.S. grow capabilities and strength in 3D printing, has recently awarded $540,000 to General Electric and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory(LLNL) for development of open-source algorithms that will improve additive manufacturing (3D printing) of metal parts.   Continue Reading »

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