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antiaging19th century had John Henry vs the steam drill and in 21st century smartphone speech recognition is 3 times faster than human typists

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Smartphone speech recognition software is not only three times faster than human typists, it’s also more accurate. The researchers hope the revelation spurs the development of innovative applications of speech recognition technology. In the past two to three years, speech …

asteroidsDisruptive advanced nuclear design is in pre-licensing design review

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Terrestrial Energy announced that it is submitting its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) design to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for Phase I of its pre-licensing Vendor Design Review. During the course of this review, which is an optional …

asteroidsSmart Real Wheel with battery, motor electronics for $590 to make most any bike into a pedal assist electric bike with 30 mile range and 20 mph top speed

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Move through busy city streets in no time and spare your energy with the help of Smart Wheel, a pedal assist that encases an ultra-thin electric motor and intelligent electronics within a robust housing, neatly fitted onto the spokes of …

asteroidsMassive online courses are succeeding with Professional training to solve trained professional shortage for big companies

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Higher education is an enormous business in the United States–we spend approximately $400 billion annually on universities. Sebastian Thrun attracted a stunning number of students–1.6 million to date into using his Massive Open Online Courses (MOOD). He was obsessing over …

buildingsDiana Nyad completed a cageless Cuba to Florida Swim

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Diana Nyad is a 64 year old swimmer. She completed a Cuba to Florida swim without a cage. One of the big problems with the swim are the jellyfish. She has been using a mask and a suit and a …

femtotech220 Story Sky City Gets go ahead to start construction in June 2013, so it should complete by the end of 2013

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Lloyd Alter at Treehugger reports that Broad Group has gotten permission to proceed with the construction of the 220 story Sky City skyscraper starting in June, 2013 in Changsha. Broad Sustainable Construction informs Lloyd Alter and Treehugger that a long …

asteroidsAdditive Manufacturing Growing and Being Integrated to Improve Traditional Manufacturing Processes and Speed to Market

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The global 3d printing industry, growing 30 percent annually, is expected to be worth $6 billion by 2020, with China accounting for 15 to 20 percent of supply. Impact on traditional manufacturing Because of material, cost and other developmental issues, …

artificial intelligenceGenetically modified tobacco plants produce antibodies to treat rabies

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In a new research report appearing in The FASEB Journal, scientists produced a monoclonal antibody in transgenic tobacco plants that was shown to neutralize the rabies virus. This new antibody works by preventing the virus from attaching to nerve endings …

asteroidsHonda Accord Hybrid will have 68 mpg

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Honda Motor will launch the new Accord hybrid sedan in Japan in June offering fuel economy of 29 km/l (68 mpg US, 3.4 l/100km). The new Accord hybrid will feature Honda’s two-motor hybrid drive system which will also be applied …

asteroidsApple iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 Rumors

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1. BGR.com – Digitimes cites unnamed market observers in stating that a number of Apple’s component suppliers are looking forward to strong first-quarter performance ahead of two big product launches slated to take place by mid-2013. 2. iPhone6newsblog – we …