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Google is Betting BIG on Robotics

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis 11 months ago
Andy Rubin "“I feel with robotics it’s a green field,” he said. “We’re building hardware, we’re building software. We’re building systems, so one team will be able to understand the whole stack.”" More>>>
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Environment

Panel Says Global Warming Risks Sudden, Deep Ch...

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis 10 months ago
"Continued global warming poses a risk of rapid, drastic changes in some human and natural systems, a scientific panel warned Tuesday, citing the possible collapse of polar sea ice, the potential for a mass extinction of plant and animal life... More>>>
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Space

SpaceX reaches milestone in rocket launch from ...

(http://www.latimes.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis 10 months ago
The Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX lifted the SES-8 telecommunications satellite into geostationary transfer orbit -- nearly 50,000 miles from Earth. It was the first time the company reached such a distance, which is about one-quarter of the way t... More>>>
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Gadgets

US Army meets with Apple, discusses tech for so...

(http://www.tuaw.com) - scanned by: Accel Rose over 4 years ago
"Rather than continuing to invest heaps of money to research its own devices, Maj. Gen. Justice wants to take a different approach: leveraging the knowledge and research of the commercial sector into the Army's portable equipment. This approa... More>>>
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NSA To Store Yottabytes of Surveillance Data

(http://www.impactlab.com) - scanned by: memebox over 4 years ago
Davinci Institute: the NSA is constructing a datacenter in the Utah desert that they project will be storing yottabytes of surveillance data. And what is a yottabyte? More>>>
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Battle for future of books-Kindle goes internat...

(http://www.markpack.org.uk) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Both Amazon and Google have unveiled major developments in their plans to dominate the future of e-books. More>>>
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Latvia Could Be Filing Bankruptcy in 6 Months

(http://www.google.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis has warned that Latvia may face bankruptcy if it fails to obtain the next round of IMF bailout funds by June. To hit the IMF targets necessary to release the funds, Latvia must cut an additional 40% of public sec... More>>>
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Government

Military to Focus on Cybersecurity

(http://online.wsj.com) - scanned by: Marc Cobb over 5 years ago
A new Obama initiative is in the works to increase the government's efforts to protect the nation's cyber boarders. The move comes amid growing evidence that sophisticated cyberspies are attacking the U.S. electric grid and key defense programs. More>>>
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[Video] GM Segway PUMA Cruising Through Brookly...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Garry Golden over 5 years ago
GM & Segway are hoping to commercialize a new category of smart micro-vehicles for urban environments by 2012 (See previous post).  I love the application of Segway software, but am skeptical of a 'plug in' battery version.  I'm not... More>>>
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GE, Intel Train Eyes On Sick At Home

(http://www.forbes.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
General Electric and Intel aim to keep people out of the hospital with a new alliance to develop home-health monitoring devices. More>>>
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Energy

Battle brewing over clean-energy delivery grids

(http://www.sfgate.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
President Obama's vision of a clean energy future of wind farms and solar plants comes with a catch: It will require thousands of miles of new high-voltage power lines to move the energy from where it's most abundant, in the California desert or t... More>>>
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China PM ‘Worried’ Over U.S. Treasuries

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
China's stance on U.S. treasuries increases the likelihood that a drop in the dollar may be forthcoming, especially if the U.S. begins printing more money. More>>>
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