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Aug 2, 2020

Is the Jeep Wrangler 4xe EV Here Just to Keep You Away From the Ford Bronco?

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

Jeep is known for its capable and impressive SUVs with the Wrangler being its most-popular off-roader, hands down. But today’s SUVs need to be more capable than ever as more and more brands move to fuel efficiency and electrified powertrains. With the highly-anticipated Ford Bronco set to steal customers away from the reigning Wrangler king, Jeep isn’t going to allow that to happen. Enter, the newly electrified Wrangler.

Jeep recently teased a new addition to the Wrangler lineup by way of an electrified powertrain. According to MotorTrend, FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) shared at its 2020 annual shareholder meeting earlier in the year that Jeep was on track to launch a hybrid powertrain project for its off-roading SUVs, starting with the Wrangler.

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Aug 2, 2020

SpaceX to return NASA astronauts to Earth for the 1st time today. You can watch it live

Posted by in category: space travel

A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will make its first splashdown with NASA astronauts today in the Gulf of Mexico. Watch it live.

Aug 2, 2020

New Perovskite Solar Cell Another Nail In Natural Gas Coffin

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

Just a few years ago, low cost natural gas was the main force pushing coal out of the power generation market, and now low cost solar power is sneaking up on low cost natural gas. So far the competition is a trickle, not a flood. However, natural gas stakeholders don’t have much breathing room left, as indicated by the latest perovskite solar cell research.

Aug 2, 2020

Podcast #49: The Future of Veterinary Medicine, with Dr. Donna Harris and Dr. Karen Rosenthal

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, futurism

“Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans.”–Robert Wagner.

Aug 2, 2020

Confidential Computing Will Revolutionize The Internet Of Things

Posted by in categories: computing, internet

Confidential computing is the solution that allows both people and entities to keep data confidential and still put it to use.

Aug 2, 2020

Where will your grand children be born?

Posted by in category: space

Occupy mars.

Aug 2, 2020

Intelligent Machines: The New Clients of Banks?

Posted by in categories: finance, robotics/AI

My prediction is that around the late 2030s machines will start to own assets and liabilities and through this, they will rise to the status of ‘banking clients’.

How did I arrive at this conclusion?

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Aug 1, 2020

AI Is All the Rage. So Why Aren’t More Businesses Using It?

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI

For a lot of smaller companies, AI isn’t part of the picture—not yet, at least. “Big companies are adopting,” says Brynjolfsson, “but most companies in America—Joe’s pizzeria, the dry cleaner, the little manufacturing company—they are just not there yet.”

A big study by the US Census Bureau finds that only about 9 percent of firms employ tools like machine learning or voice recognition—for now.

Aug 1, 2020

SpaceX says Starlink internet has ‘extraordinary demand,’ with nearly 700,000 interested in service

Posted by in categories: internet, satellites

SpaceX said Starlink, its nascent satellite internet service, has already seen “extraordinary demand” from potential customers, with “nearly 700,000 individuals” across the United States indicating they are interested in the company’s coming service.

Due to the greater-than-expected interest, SpaceX filed a request with the Federal Communications Commission on Friday — asking to increase the number of authorized user terminals to 5 million from 1 million. User terminals are the devices consumers would use to connect to the company’s satellite internet network.

The request comes about a month and a half after SpaceX updated its Starlink website to allow potential customers to “get updates on Starlink news and service availability in your area.” Registering one’s interest in Starlink service meant simply submitting an email address and postal address, with no fee required to receive updates.

Aug 1, 2020

How AI is uncovering the ‘dark matter of nutrition’

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, robotics/AI

The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t just transform how we work and communicate. It also accelerated the need for more proactive health measures for chronic health problems tied to diet. Such problems have emerged as a top risk factor for coronavirus and people with poor metabolic health accounted for half of COVID-19 hospitalizations in some regions around the world. The resulting high numbers led the authors of a report in The Lancet to issue a call for more resources to tackle metabolic health to avoid needless deaths.

Thankfully, new tools have been developed to offer comprehensive understanding of nutrition. This expertise and technology won’t just help us tackle metabolic health – it could help us finally fully realize the power of plants to improve health and wellness outcomes.