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Aug 24, 2018

Will Machine Learning AI Make Human Translators An Endangered Species?

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

AI, and more specifically machine learning, deep learning and neural machine technology, will soon take over jobs which are currently performed by experienced and well-educated humans. Here we take a look at translators and how their job will be augmented and automated by intelligent machines.

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Aug 24, 2018

New 3D printing process paints graphene aerogel in far finer detail

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, materials

Graphene is famous as a two-dimensional material, but to really make the most of the stuff we need to coax it back into 3D forms. Now researchers from Virginia Tech have developed a new way to 3D print graphene aerogels with a far higher resolution than previously possible.

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Aug 24, 2018

How hydrogen power can help us cut emissions, boost exports, and even drive further between refills

Posted by in categories: economics, energy

The hydrogen economy has been touted for decades as a way to navigate the clean energy transition. Now a new CSIRO roadmap sets out how hydrogen power can become a major energy player.

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Aug 24, 2018

The Norris temperature network monitors Yellowstone’s thermal features

Posted by in category: chemistry

Yellowstone Caldera Chronicles is a weekly column written by scientists and collaborators of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. This week’s contribution is from Michael Poland, geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey and Scientist-in-Charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory.

Norris Geyser Basin is one of the most dynamic geyser basins in Yellowstone National Park. It frequently experiences “disturbances” when thermal activity waxes and wanes and water chemistry changes over the course of a season.

Earthquake swarms are common nearby, and the surface moves up and down with some regularity. This dynamic behavior was emphasized by the 2003 disturbance, which was associated with an increase in ground and water temperatures, the formation of new springs, mudpots, and geysers, an uptick in overall geyser activity, and an expansion of areas of heated ground.

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Aug 24, 2018

After the Bitcoin Boom: Hard Lessons for Cryptocurrency Investors

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, finance

The virtual currency markets have been through booms and busts before — and recovered to boom again. But this bust could have a more lasting impact on the technology’s adoption because of the sheer number of ordinary people who invested in digital tokens over the last year, and who are likely to associate cryptocurrencies with financial ruin for a very long time.


The number of people who bought virtual currencies more than doubled last winter. For people who got in late, the bust has been disastrous.

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Aug 23, 2018

NASA Chief Wants to Send Humans to the Moon — ‘To Stay’

Posted by in category: space travel

NASA’s new administrator, Jim Bridenstine, sat down with Space.com and other outlets to discuss his priorities for NASA going forward.

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Aug 23, 2018

The Future of Medicine May Land Within Five to 10 Years, Crispr Inventor Says

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

A pioneer of the Crispr gene-editing technology that’s taken Wall Street by storm says the field is probably five to 10 years away from having an approved therapy for patients.

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Aug 23, 2018

HPV-related cancer rates are rising. So are vaccine rates — just not fast enough

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Vaccination rates need to go much higher to help combat HPV-related cancers, experts say.

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Aug 23, 2018

A Monitor’s Ultrasonic Sounds Can Reveal What’s on the Screen

Posted by in category: futurism

Researchers have demonstrated that they can discern individual letters on a display based only on the ultrasonic whine it emits.

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Aug 23, 2018

Kenyan Banks Seek Regulatory Approval to Use Blockchain Tech

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, finance

Kenyan banks are seeking regulatory approval to use distributed-ledger technology, also known as blockchain, to distribute payments and create credit-scoring models to rate potential borrowers.

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