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May 19th, 2016 at 1:12 pm

Powerwall is Tesla’s new idea for harnessing and storing green energy

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Powerwall will harness energy from renewable sources and make it available for household use or make it available on a distributed grid . The battery would store energy when demand is low and release it during peak periods when energy supplied by large power stations is expensive.

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May 19th, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Japanese automated farm expanding in size and types of vegetables

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Spread, a Japanese company in the agricultural industry, is expanding into the 21st century. Spread’s automated vertical farm has gained it a lot of fame and now it looks to open new locations and grow new kinds of produce. Vertical farming is quickly emerging across the world and some are even moving into supermarket’s produce section.

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May 19th, 2016 at 12:06 pm

Lack of online privacy causing people to stay away from the internet

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A survey for U.S. Department of commerce shows nearly half of American household refraining from doing business, posting on social media, or buying online. The reason being the constant threat of data breaches, data collection, and surveillance.

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May 18th, 2016 at 10:15 am

Apps and devices transforming to make way for digital homes

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It is not uncommon for a household to have 15 or more devices connected to the internet. Usually devices consist of tablets computers and smart tvs, but when do air conditioners and washing machines get added to the list. ”Bring it on,” Ms Boulos, 41, said. “Having things simplified and working through one connection – that would be awesome. That would make my life so much easier.”

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May 18th, 2016 at 10:00 am

New Guinness world record for longest hoverboard flight

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Last year Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru set the record with 275.9 meters for longest hoverboard flight. This year he it was obliterated by Franky Zapata, who flew 2252 meters off the coast of Sausset-les-Pins in the south of France. Franky Zapata is a French jet ski champion who also invented Flyboard Air.

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May 18th, 2016 at 9:44 am

New form of light discovered

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A new form of light was discovered by Prof Paul Eastham of Trinity Dublin’s School of Physics and Prof John Donegan of Science Fondation CRANN. The discovery could have major implications in fibre-optic communications. A study of light’s angular momentum shows that it can be a fraction instead of a multiple.

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May 17th, 2016 at 6:50 pm

Startups seeing trend of cutting overspending on employee perks

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Climbing walls, vacation money, and on-site barbers are all employee perks that could be getting the axe this year in some of Silicon Valley’s start-ups. The culture, finding their venture capital drying up, has become more cash strapped and are starting to take conservative measures to keep the business operating.

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May 17th, 2016 at 6:31 pm

Teaching assistant robot being used for help in online courses

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Students at Georgia Institute of Technology found out that a teacher assistant giving them assistance they was actually Jill an artificially intelligent robot. Jill was created to provide faster answers and feedback to students and take some of the pressure of teaching large classes off the instructors.

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May 17th, 2016 at 6:00 pm

We are getting closer to traveling safely at 760 miles per hour using magnets

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Using a “passive” levitating system, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, has found a safe way to travel at 760 mph. The ultra-fast rail system is similar to the Maglev train in Asia, but should be cheaper to install and operate. The pod will also be able to charge automatically harnessing energy caused by breaking.

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May 16th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Packages already being delivered by drones in Germany

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DHL has now sent over 100 packages with drones, while companies like amazon are still struggling with air restrictions. The trial stayed local in the Bavarian town of Reit im Winkl, a small town known for forestry and skiing. The residents would drop off packages at “packstation” at which point drones take over the rest of the shipping process.

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