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appleApple might become a trillion dollar company this week

A bit more good news or upwards movement in stocks overall and Apple will be the first publicly traded trillion dollar company. It is at $957 billion today. Apple at $190 per share but at 198.5 it is a trillion …

artificial intelligenceAI-powered, big data manages critical retail efficiency in real-time

OSA decentralized is the world’s first decentralized, AI-driven marketplace providing real-time solutions to retailers, manufacturers and consumers. The Optimal Shelf Availability Decentralized Platform is also known as OSA DC. As a standard term in the retail industry, optimal shelf availability …

californiaCalifornia requires solar power on all new homes starting in 2020

California has voted to require solar panels on new homes and low-rise apartment buildings built after 2020. The California Energy Commission estimates they would add an average $10,500 in construction costs for a single-family home but generate about $16,000 in …

militaryChina and USA in race to submarine sonar stealth

Penn State University researchers have made progress on shielding large objects from sound. Chinese researchers have also published substantial progress on cloaking from sound. Both might lead to submarine sonar stealth. Chinese researchers presented the design, architecture and detailed performance …

cloakingMetamaterial to bend sound around large objects could open up many other cloaking applications

Amanda D. Hanford, at Pennsylvania State University, is taking the introductory steps to make acoustic ground cloaks. These materials redirect approaching waves around an object without scattering the wave senergy, concealing the object from the sound waves. Potentially this could …

foodMicrobiome understanding could be used to improve human health and boost agriculture

Scientists at Penn State are at the forefront of microbiome research. Growing understanding of these microscopic organisms is changing the way we treat diseases, grow crops, and create everyday products. New high-throughput sequencing technologies uncover a world of interacting microorganisms. …

iranBroader Israel-Iran War would hit airports and ports for economic attrition

The Iranian rocket attack and Israel response could be the first skirmishes in a potential war between Israel and Iran that could be big. It could involve Saudi Arabia and Egypt. It could spread across Syria and Lebanon. Israeli cities …

iranIsrael hits dozens of Iranian targets in Syria after barrage of 20 rockets at Israel

Israel attacked dozens of Iranian targets in Syria in what the military said was the most extensive strike in the neighboring country in decades. The strike was carried out in response to a barrage of 20 rockets that were fired …

broadbandCandidate for Governor proposes Michigan wide $1.5 billion high speed internet plan

Candidate for Governor of Michigan proposes $1.5 billion statewide internet connection plan. El-Sayed’s proposal would involve devoting “$1.5 billion to developing broadband networks through public-public partnerships,” even though that number is “probably not enough to connect all of the 250,000 …

artificial intelligenceAI is improving robotanks and flying and driving drones

US Soldiers, Marines, Department of Defense civilians, and troops from the United Kingdom observed and tested a series of unmanned, remote-controlled ground vehicles during a combined training event at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, April 2, 2018. In order to accelerate …