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September 19th, 2017 at 11:22 am

How blockchain technology is taking the gambling industry to next level

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Blockchain technology has been slowly creeping into our lives, and today its presence can be felt like never before, with Google search trends showing new records and the collective cryptocurrency market cap being at its highest.

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September 19th, 2017 at 11:10 am

Six banking giants just decided to partner to create a new crypto currency

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Financial institutions have been taking a good hard look at blockchain, and now, six of the world’s biggest banks have decided the best way to take advantage of the decentralized, distributed digital ledger technology is by partnering on their own cryptocurrency.

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September 19th, 2017 at 10:51 am

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin believes the blockchain-based platform has the potential to rival financial institutions like Visa in scale. Before it can, however, it needs to increase the speed with which it can process transactions.

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Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin believes the blockchain-based platform has the potential to rival financial institutions like Visa in scale. Before it can, however, it needs to increase the speed with which it can process transactions.

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September 18th, 2017 at 10:28 am

Facebook has mapped the population of 23 countries in incredible detail

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In its research into the best way to provide the internet to the entire world, Facebook has mapped where all 7.5 billion people on the planet live. By combining government census data and satellite images along with some help from Facebook’s image recognition neural network, the company can now locate every single man-made structure to within just five meters.

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September 18th, 2017 at 10:20 am

The Pirate Bay is secretly running a Bitcoin miner in the background, increasing your CPU usage

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When it comes to the Pirate Bay, it’s usually movie studios, music producers and software creators that get annoyed with the site — you know, copyright and all that. But in an interesting twist it is now users who find themselves irked by — and disappointed in — the most famous torrent site in the world.

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September 17th, 2017 at 3:22 pm

These “Digital plants” are the first blockchain-based artificial life form

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Plantoids attract humans with their strange, beautiful designs, convince them to donate money in the form of Bitcoin, then “procreate” by commissioning artists to create a new iteration using those funds — and the whole process is automated.

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September 17th, 2017 at 3:07 pm

Flying coach is so cramped it could be a death trap

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As airlines pack seats tighter than ever, the tests supposed to show that passengers can get out alive in a crash are woefully out of date. The FAA won’t make the results public, and a court warns there is “a plausible life-and-death safety concern.”

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September 16th, 2017 at 8:45 pm

Electricity-free Stanford system cuts cooling costs by beaming heat into space

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Radiative sky cooling systems use reflective panels to emit heat into space, potentially cooling a building in the process.

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September 16th, 2017 at 8:36 pm

Portable diagnostic tool detects disease in 15 minutes

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Biomedical engineers have created a portable diagnostic tool that detects disease markers as accurately as the current gold standard, while cutting the waiting time for results to 15 minutes.

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September 16th, 2017 at 6:48 pm

These drones can plant 100,000 trees a day

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It’s simple maths. We are chopping down about 15 billion trees a year and planting about 9 billion. So there’s a net loss of 6 billion trees a year.

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