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Top 6 shifts coming soon to energy markets near you

June 26th, 2015 at 8:23 am » Comments Off

Trillions of dollars will be invested in renewable energy over the next 25 years. This will drive some of the most profound changes yet in how humans get their electricity. That’s according to a new forecast by Bloomberg New Energy Finance that plots out global power markets to 2040.

Marriage in America is going out of style

June 25th, 2015 at 10:04 am » Comments Off

June is the time of year when we’re supposed to hear wedding bells. The invitations start coming in and you find yourself scurrying to order gifts from registries and block off summer weekends to attend ceremonies and parties.  

Engineering the Secret Engines of Off-Grid Living

June 25th, 2015 at 9:18 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Having just returned from a trip to Alaska, it occurred to me that most of the 660,000 sq miles of this beautiful state will never be habitable until a more complete off-grid solution is found. In Alaska, they’ve already figured out how to turn every one of their 3 million lakes into […]

Illegal drugs are easy to order on China’s open online drug market

June 24th, 2015 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

Illegal drugs from China are as easy as typing on a keyboard to order. More than 150 Chinese companies sell alpha-PVP, according to alpha-PVP is also known as flakka, a dangerous stimulant that is illegal in the United States but not in China, and was blamed for 18 recent deaths in one Florida county.

The most common Job in 29 states will nearly disappear in 10 Years

June 24th, 2015 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Trucking driving is the most common job in 29 of 50 US states, according to NPR. This seems a bit overboard, and depends on how jobs are categorized, but here is the chart.

Virtual reality is finally coming of age

June 23rd, 2015 at 9:39 pm » Comments Off

Last week, the E3 2015 conference kicked off in Los Angeles with celebration and the growing sense that virtual reality was finally coming of age.  

Experts: online human breast milk comes with serious health risks

June 19th, 2015 at 10:34 am » Comments Off

British experts have recently warned the growing online craze among some fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers for buying and drinking human breast milk poses serious health risks.  

Look what’s coming down the robotics pike

June 16th, 2015 at 12:26 pm » Comments Off

Amazon has 15,000 robots in warehouse jobs to work beside humans. In his latest article, futurist speaker Thomas Frey states, “we are less than a decade away from workerless factories, robots with their own bank accounts, Watson-like judges dolling out sentences in court, and having wars filled with robots fighting other robots.”  

Machine generated TED-Talks: TED RNN

June 16th, 2015 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

By samim23: Recently, I experimented with Recurrent Neural Networks as applied to political speech writing. The result, Obama-RNN generated a fair amount of buzz and fuelled a productive debate, including speculation that Sara Palin is a bot. For the next experiment I decided to apply the system to TED.

Some hospitals are allowing patients to be hospitalized at home

May 5th, 2015 at 12:42 pm » Comments Off

The program provides hospital-level care while sparing the patient the possible discomforts of a hospital stay.  When 82 year old Martin Fernandez went to Mount Sinai Hospital’s emergency room recently with a high fever and excruciating abdominal pain, he and his family were asked an unexpected question. He would have to be officially admitted to receive […]

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