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Aug 22

How Watson Changed IBM

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They made it a platform not a product.
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World will have 13 ‘super-aged’ nations by 2020

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The world is aging rapidly and that’s bad news for the global economy, according to a new report by Moody’s Investor Service.
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Nano ‘yarn’ next step in biomedical implants

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Imagine a pacemaker or bionic ear that doesn’t require batteries but is powered by your very own cells.
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The secret world of power generation, and the arrival of Earth-spanning super grids | ExtremeTech

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A long, long time ago — well, the middle of the 1800s to be exact — electricity was an intriguing but mostly useless thing.
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Google has built a Matrix-like simulation of California to test its self-driving cars | ExtremeTech

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Google, it has emerged, has built a ‘Matrix-style’ simulation of the entirety of California to test its self-driving cars.
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How to Catch Brain Waves in a Net - IEEE Spectrum

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A mesh of electrodes draped over the cortex could be the future of brain-machine interfaces
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Canola genome sequence reveals evolutionary ‘love triangle’

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An international team of scientists including researchers from the University of Georgia recently published the genome of Brassica napus—commonly known as canola—in the journal Science.
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Aug 21

Catching Liars

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"Diogenes," the lie-catching machine in the sci-fi screenplay that a friend and I wrote 20 years ago, made no mistakes. In real life we aren’t quite there yet, but our recent research on truth and falsehood is getting closer than I ever exp…
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Aug 20

St. Louis Police Release Video Of Kajieme Powell Killing That Appears At Odds With Their Story

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The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released cell phone footage Wednesday of the police shooting of Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old black man killed on Tuesday in St. Louis, according to St. Louis Public Radio.
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Google’s fact-checking bots build vast knowledge bank - tech - 20 August 2014 - New Scientist

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The search giant is automatically building Knowledge Vault, a massive database that could give us unprecedented access to the world’s facts
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