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financeServing The 2 Billion Unbanked: A New Trillion Dollar Market

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Banking as we know it may soon be dead. Long live super-banking. Banking has a disease. It’s stuck in a time warp and inspires little trust or customer confidence, but that was yesterday … Today, the genius of technology is …

nuclearOn track to commercial extraction of uranium from seawater

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Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and LCW Supercritical Technologies have created five grams of yellowcake — a powdered form of uranium used to produce fuel for nuclear power production — using acrylic fibers to extract it from seawater. LCW, …

businessVenture Capital World Summits in New York and other cities

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The Venture Capital World Summits is holding events around the world. The next event is June 28, 2018 in New York ($399 will be discounted to $299.25 with nextbigcoins code). The New York Venture Capital activity is ranked 2nd in …

hypersonicHypersonic enabled militaries in the 2030s

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Previously the US Air Force had plans to develop hypersonic missiles, hypersonic drones and hypersonic planes by the 2040s. However, Russia and China are deploying hypersonic missiles now, so the transition to a full range of more capable hypersonic weapons …

economyTen Fewer Least Developed Countries by 2024

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In 2014, the population of LDCs (Least Developed Countries) was 898 million—1/8 of the world’s total. The population in LDCs is expected to more than double between 2010 and 2050. In the same time period, the total world population is …

dronesAlibaba and JD.com invest billions in drones and robots working to global delivery under 72 hours

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Robots and drones for delivery were all over the annual Global Smart Logistics Summit. Several automated guided vehicles (AGVs), reminiscent of Roomba’s robot vacuum cleaners, were moving metal racks stacked with piles of boxes. There were autonomous drones that can …

chinaChina invites all UN members countries to cooperate on new Space Station

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China announced that all United Nation member counties are welcome to cooperate with China to jointly utilize its future China Space Station (CSS). “All countries, regardless of their size and level of development, can participate in the cooperation on an …

economic impactUS composite PMI indicator consistent with annualized GDP of 3.5%

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Chris Williamson, chief business economist at IHS Markit indicates the US PMI is consistent with an annualized GDP of 3.5%. A markedly improved service sector performance takes the final composite PMI reading above the flash estimate and to its highest …

internetMicrosoft acquires GitHub for $7.5 billion

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Microsoft announced an agreement to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion. GitHub is the world’s leading software development platform. The era of the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge is upon us. Computing is becoming embedded in the world, with every part …

agricultureRice grown in desert, using seawater with over double the global average yields

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One day large sections of desert could be turned into rice paddy fields. Chinese scientists have successfully grown and harvested rice in the deserts of Dubai after developing a strain that allows the crop to grow in saltwater. China’s “father …