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environmentGlobal warming resistant corals will be tested in the ocean by 2019

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New super global warming resistant corals could be tested on the Great Barrier Reef within a year as part of a global research effort to accelerate evolution and save the “rainforests of the seas” from extinction. Researchers are getting promising …

existential riskParody of Atlas robot testing

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Auralnauts has a clip on YouTube. It has an imagined voice over conversation. It has a chat between Boston Dynamics employees testing the robot who are abusing the robot. The AI-powered machine decides to fight back against bullying.

climate changeRisks of more Saudi Arabia and Iran conflicts and risks of a splintered Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia has become the focus of a lot of potential bad scenarios. Hot and cold war conflicts with Iran could get worse. Saudi Arabia could splinter. Executions in Saudi Arabia was – Saudi Arabia saying, ‘The gloves are off,'” …

climate changeThe Simpsons Springfield will get transformed into the Elon Musk version of the future

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This Sunday, Musk, the head honcho at Tesla Motors and SpaceX, will enjoy the rare experience of watching himself in a Simpsons episode called “The Musk Who Fell to Earth.” The episode was inspired by a meeting Musk had with …

cementReports of India’s emergence as a great power are bogus

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The National Interest had an article by Rajan Menon called the Indian Myth. The India Myth is that the ubiquitous reports of India’s emergence as a great power are bogus. The road is long, the advance slow and the arrival …

air pollutionCountries need to plagiarize, pirate and mimic the best practices in energy and efficiency

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If China and the USA each adopted a ‘best of the two’ practice in electricity production, industry, buildings and transport they would reap huge benefits. If they did this, in relative terms, China could reduce emissions from its current policy …

climate changeFolding Electric Bikes and Folding Electric Scooter

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Military interest in bicycles arose in the 1890s, and the French army and others deployed folding bikes for bicycle infantry use. In 1900, Mikael Pedersen developed a folding version of his Pedersen bicycle for the British army that weighed 15 …

climate changeZuckerberg, Musk Invest in Machine Learning Artificial-Intelligence Company Vicarious

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Vicarious is developing machine learning software based on the computational principles of the human brain. Their first technology is a visual perception system that interprets the contents of photographs and videos in a manner similar to humans. Powering this technology …

climate changeChina will double its high speed rail network by the end of 2015 to about 12000 miles which will be four times the Europe and Japanese lines combined

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China has about 6000 miles of high speed rail and this amount should double by the end of 2015. China is spending US$100 billion in 2014 on its high speed rail network. China is building a 120 mph high speed …

air pollutionThe Slow Death of Snail mail – Canada will phase out door to door mail delivery over 5 years

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Canada will have urban home delivery of mail phased out over the next five years. Starting March 31, the cost of a stamp to mail a standard-size first-class letter will increase to 85 cents if bought in a pack, up …