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Incredible tech to expect in the near future

July 12th, 2020 at 10:35 am » Comments Off

It only sounds like science fiction Artist depiction of what electronic contact lenses of the future could look like. Moore’s law famously says that computer power doubles every eighteen months or so. This is evidenced clearly when graphing computer chip prices and their relative processing speed, power, and memory. In fact, Moore’s law is true […]

How many people are actually fleeing to the suburbs permanently?

July 11th, 2020 at 12:49 am » Comments Off

  You’ve seen the headlines: “Coronavirus Escape: To the Suburbs” in the New York Times, “Coronavirus: Americans flee cities for the suburbs” in USA Today, “Will the Coronavirus Make the Suburbs Popular Again?” in Architectural Digest. The coronavirus pandemic’s stay-at-home orders have residents of dense urban areas like New York City pondering a permanent move […]

57% of employees second-guessing careers during COVID-19 pandemic

July 11th, 2020 at 12:05 am » Comments Off

Many workers said they are more motivated to be employed at a company that values its staff during unpredictable times, Robert Half found. More than half (57%) of workers said they have experienced a change in their sentiments toward work during the coronavirus pandemic, data from Robert Half found. During such unpredictable times, some 60% […]

Chinese automaker plans satellite network to support autonomous vehicles

July 11th, 2020 at 12:01 am » Comments Off

Geely’s constellation will provide connectivity to its next-gen autos.  One of the most important components in an autonomous vehicle is its communications technology—which allows it to access the data needed to navigate its route. Chinese automobile company Geely has developed a solution to maintain a reliable data feed for its products: making its own satellite […]

Atom-by-atom assembly makes for cheap, tuneable graphene nanoribbons

July 10th, 2020 at 3:54 am » Comments Off

Graphene nanoribbons could serve a variety of purposes, and a new way to produce then could help unleash this potential The wonder material graphene can take many forms for many different purposes, from transparent films that repel mosquitoes to crumpled balls that could boost the safety of batteries. One that has scientists particularly excited is […]

How green sand could capture billions of tons of carbon dioxide

July 10th, 2020 at 3:48 am » Comments Off

The green sand Papakōlea Beach in Hawaii. Scientists are taking a harder look at using carbon-capturing rocks to counteract climate change, but lots of uncertainties remain. PROJECT VESTA A pair of palm-tree-fringed coves form two narrow notches, about a quarter of a mile apart, along the shoreline of an undisclosed island somewhere in the Caribbean. […]

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing launches pilot self-driving robotaxi service in Shanghai

July 10th, 2020 at 12:00 am » Comments Off

Didi has raised US$500 million from Japan’s SoftBank for its autonomous driving subsidiary.  Didi’s launch of robotaxis in Shanghai comes just days after it announced plans to deploy more than one million self-driving vehicles through its platform by 2030 Globally, the market is projected to be worth US$65.3 billion by 2027, according to a report […]

Coronavirus responses highlight how humans have evolved to dismiss facts that don’t fit their worldview

July 9th, 2020 at 2:08 pm » Comments Off

Science denialism is not just a simple matter of logic or ignorance Bemoaning uneven individual and state compliance with public health recommendations, top U.S. COVID-19 adviser Anthony Fauci recently blamed the country’s ineffective pandemic response on an American “anti-science bias.” He called this bias “inconceivable,” because “science is truth.” Fauci compared those discounting the importance […]

The CDC lost control of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Then the agency disappeared

July 9th, 2020 at 2:02 pm » Comments Off

The world’s premier health agency pushed a flawed coronavirus containment strategy — until it disappeared from public view one day before the outbreak was declared a pandemic.  On January 17, the world’s most trusted public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced it was screening travelers from Wuhan, China, because of a […]

NASA is offering $35,000 in prizes to design a toilet that will work on the moon

July 9th, 2020 at 1:45 pm » Comments Off

NASA is seeking new designs for a toilet that will work on the moon. (CNN)NASA wants you to help put the loo in lunar, so it’s offering $35,000 in prizes to design a toilet that can be used on the moon. The space agency has set an ambitious goal of sending astronauts back to the […]

Coronavirus has turned America into a nation of savers. But how long will it last?

July 8th, 2020 at 3:16 pm » Comments Off

With a busy life in Los Angeles, Anna McKitrick has trouble saving. The 25-year-old waitress and aspiring actress estimates she spends $200 a month on coffee, snacks, on-the-go meals, and other purchases she could live without. Now thanks to the coronavirus, McKitrick is stuck in her childhood home in New Jersey, living rent-free for the […]

Resale market expected to be valued at $64 billion in 5 years, as used clothing takes over closets

July 8th, 2020 at 3:11 pm » Comments Off

A ThredUp warehouse. KEY POINTS The secondhand apparel market is valued at about $28 billion today and is forecast to reach $64 billion within the five years, according to a new report by ThredUp and GlobalData Retail. “Resale is here to stay,” said ThredUp co-founder and CEO James Reinhart. “The next question is who wins […]

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