Sunday, June 25, 2017

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Google using StreetView cars to map air pollution

More than just mapping our streets, the Google StreetView car can now map a city’s air pollution levels as well. For the last year,...
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Scientists find that plants use sound to find water

Just like a thirsty animal knows to walk toward the sound of a gushing river, a new study shows that plants can listen for...
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Lyrebird develops software that can mimic anyones voice

Google Deepmind announced Wavenet last year which introduced new techniques in advancing text to speech software. Using 44 hours of audio they were able to...
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Excessive diesel emissions are causing premature deaths

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of standing on the wrong side of a bus or long-haul truck as it accelerates past you, you’ll...
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Study shows the Apple Watch can detect if you are at risk for a...

A new study shows the Apple Watch can listen to your heartbeat with enough accuracy to tell if you have heart disease. Heart health...

Discovery of a thin transparent film could shake up the electronics industry

The race is always on for companies like Samsung and Apple to develop a phone with the largest screen size, is lightweight, and slim. Each year...
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Elon Musk gives more details on the Boring Company – leaves us with more...

Many a commuter has lamented the soul-crushing time sink that is their daily drive to and from work. It’s even got Silicon Valley executives...

Advisory released by US Cert on a sophisticated hacking campaign

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) released an advisory on Friday alerting about a sophisticated hacking campaign. Alert TA17-117A was released as a...
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BrickerBot: One hacker resorts to vigilantism to eradicate unsecured IoT devices

It's not often someone writes malware with the intention of being helpful. But the creator of BrickerBot is hoping their bot will create enough...
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Scientist discovers that the Waxworm can eat plastic

Behold the Waxworm, a caterpillar capable of eating plastic. These creepy crawlies are normally found in beehives where they dine on honey and wax....

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Prime Wardrobe: Amazon aims to disrupt the clothing retail industry next

Books and household accessories are easy enough to order online through Amazon but buying the right outfit is a bit trickier. Many of us...
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Travis Kalanick leaves the driver’s seat at Uber

It’s only been a week into Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s sudden leave of absence from the ride-hailing startup but he’s already telling us he...
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US drops to 4th on the Top500 list of world’s fastest supercomputer

Coinciding with the kickoff of the ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt Germany, the Top500 has released the rankings of the worlds most powerful supercomputers....

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