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February 21st, 2018 at 11:43 am

Dawn of the techlash


Once seen as saviours of democracy, tech giants are now viewed as threats to truth. But how did our faith in all things digital turn into an erosion of trust, particularly in the arena of information and politics?

Mark Zuckerberg: ‘Facebook was built to accomplish a social mission – to make the world more open and connected.’

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February 21st, 2018 at 11:20 am

Making a crypto utopia in Puerto Rico


Brock Pierce inside the former Children’s Museum in Old San Juan, P.R., which he and his colleagues hope to make part of a crypto utopia where the money is virtual and the contracts are all public.

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February 20th, 2018 at 4:27 am

These are the world’s most miserable economies


Rising prices are more of a threat to the global economy this year than joblessness, according to Bloomberg’s Misery Index, which sums inflation and unemployment outlooks for 66 economies.

Venezuela, South Africa seen as world’s unhappiest economies

Thailand, Singapore remain ‘least miserable’ in rankings

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February 20th, 2018 at 4:03 am

Where are the startups? Loss of dynamism is impeding growth


A solar panel factory in Hillsboro, Ore. A decline in business formation has contributed to a flattening of the labor supply.

Can the market economy still deliver prosperity?

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February 19th, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Celularity placental stem cell treatments for cancer, longevity


A startup that wants to use stem cells to keep us living longer just raised $250 million

Celularity is a New Jersey-based startup co-founded by X-Prize founder Dr. Peter Diamandis and ex-Celgene executive Dr. Bob Hariri.

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February 19th, 2018 at 11:54 am

New DNA nanorobots successfully target and kill off cancerous tumors

Test tubes with dna strands, illustration

Science fiction no more — in an article out today in Nature Biotechnology, scientists were able to show tiny autonomous bots have the potential to function as intelligent delivery vehicles to cure cancer in mice.

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February 18th, 2018 at 8:46 am

Disney has begun populating its parks with autonomous, personality-driven robots


The process of making a Disney park feel alive is most easily encapsulated in animatronic figures. These hydraulic, pneumatic and now electric figures have been a fixture at Disneyland since the 60s. Since then, massive advancements have been made in control systems, movement architecture and programming. The most advanced animatronic figures like the Na’Vi Shaman in Disney World’s Na’vi River Journey are plain and simply robots. And very sophisticated ones at that.

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February 18th, 2018 at 8:22 am

8 incredible innovations helping homeless people around the world


Homelessness is widespread and hard to solve, affecting more than 560,000 people in the U.S. and hundreds of millions around the world.

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February 17th, 2018 at 10:38 am

Drones in Agriculture: How UAVs make farming more efficient

Drones set to take off over farm fields

Farmers are increasingly turning to drones as their newest, most efficient tool in agriculture. Let’s take a look at the facts and figures.

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February 17th, 2018 at 10:23 am

Illegal drone use over New York City is steeply rising

Drone Racing Event Held On New York City's Governors Island

Within a single year, illegal drone sightings in New York City have increased by 68 percent.

When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed to establish the state’s first drone-testing corridor, this is probably not what he had in mind. New York City has seen an increase in illegal drone use of 68 percent from the first three quarters of 2016 compared with the same period in 2017.

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