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Can this clothing defeat face recognition software? Tech-savvy artists experiment.

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 18 min ago

'These projects, I approach them in a playful way,' says artist and technologist Adam Harvey, 'but they also touch on some very serious issues of national security and surveillance.'

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No more dropped calls: NYC subway to get cell service, WiFi

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 18 min ago

The internet spreads underground. New York City subway stations get connected, but what impact will it have on workers? 

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First Nokia-branded Android smartphone targets Chinese market

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 18 min ago

The Finnish technology company that was a frontrunner in the early days of mobile phone development unveiled its first new smartphone in years, announcing more to come in early 2017.

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Norway will become the first country to ditch FM radio

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 18 min ago

Norway leads the world in switching off FM radio, but many are unhappy with the change. 

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At CES, Alexa proliferates: Is this Jeff Bezos' fourth pillar?

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 18 min ago

Companies ranging from appliance maker Whirlpool Corp to Ford Motor Co unveiled products featuring Alexa, the digital assistant from Amazon.

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Japanese company's AI hire signals coming wins for robots. What about the people?

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 18 min ago

Robots are filling jobs around the globe, but experts believe labor markets for human workers may grow as well. 

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Amazon's Alexa to hit the road: a safer or more dangerous driving experience?

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 18 min ago

Amazon's digital voice assistant will be available in some Ford models this summer, but transportation safety experts and advocacy groups aren't sure that's entirely a good thing. 

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Coding and motors: How Lego's new robot toys fit with the Maker movement

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 18 min ago

Lego Boost is a simplified version of the company's other robotic toys.

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Gigafactory begins battery production: Start of something big for Tesla?

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 18 min ago

Tesla expects the production of lithium-ion battery cells at its mega-factory in Nevada will lower the cost of its cars and other battery-related products.  But can it deliver? 

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Why will Mark Zuckerberg visit all 50 US states?

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 18 min ago

After a year of bad press from 'fake news' stories and manipulated news feeds, the Facebook CEO is embarking on a 'listening tour' to reconnect with its social media users.

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Global warning: ominous signs for climate in Trump administration – live

The Guardian - 3 hours 25 min ago

With climate sceptics moving into the White House, the Guardian is spending 24 hours focusing on climate change. Right now we’re talking to an expert on Brazil, a key country in getting emissions under control

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5.45pm GMT

2016 was the warmest year, globally, on record and the second warmest year on record in the US, following the long-term warming trend. As Trump assumes the presidency, there are signs that these numbers are starting to translate into tangible consequences for Americans:

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4) Where are the public on this issue? Is there is an ideological dividing line as in the US, or is there a broad consensus about the science?

In 2015, 28% of Brazilian municipalities entered into emergency or calamity due to extreme weather – droughts, floods, storms, landslides. This affected millions of people so that are aware things are changing.

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Avalanche destroys Italian hotel, up to 30 feared dead under snow

Reuters - 3 hours 39 min ago
PENNE, Italy (Reuters) - A huge avalanche swallowed up a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes rocked the area, burying up to 30 people under tonnes of snow and debris, officials said on Thursday.
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Fortress Washington girds for days of anti-Trump protests

Reuters - 3 hours 45 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington will turn into a virtual fortress ahead of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration on Friday as the U.S. capital braces for more than a quarter-million protesters expected during the Republican's swearing-in.
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U.S. economy shows strength on eve of Trump presidency

Reuters - 3 hours 46 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding rebounded sharply in December as a firming economy boosts demand for rental housing, while an unexpected drop in the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week pointed to a further tightening in the labor market.
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U.S. Treasury nominee Mnuchin denies exploiting homeowners after crash

Reuters - 3 hours 49 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, denied on Thursday that a bank he owned had profited at the expense of vulnerable homeowners in the aftermath of the 2007-2009 housing crash.
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Athlete-Turned-Trucker Works To Improve Truckers' Health

NPR - 4 hours 10 min ago

Once an elite swimmer and a Yale grad, Siphiwe Baleka now coaches 3,000 fellow truckers on the best ways to work out, eat right and stay connected on the road. Drivers say his wellness plan works.

(Image credit: Alex Smith)

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Technological progress alone won't stem resource use

Science Daily - 4 hours 16 min ago
While some scientists believe that the world can achieve significant dematerialization through improvements in technology, a new study finds that technological advances alone will not bring about dematerialization and, ultimately, a sustainable world. The researchers found that no matter how much more efficient and compact a product is made, consumers will only demand more of that product and in the long run increase the total amount of materials used in making that product.
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Caves in central China show history of natural flood patterns

Science Daily - 4 hours 16 min ago
Researchers have found that major flooding and large amounts of precipitation occur on 500-year cycles in central China. These findings shed light on the forecasting of future floods and improve understanding of climate change over time and the potential mechanism of strong precipitation in monsoon regions.
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Creating atomic scale nanoribbons

Science Daily - 4 hours 16 min ago
A recent study has demonstrated the first important step toward integrating atomically precise graphene nanoribbons (APGNRs) onto nonmetallic substrates.
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Advances in imaging detect blunt cerebrovascular injury more frequently in trauma patients

Science Daily - 4 hours 16 min ago
Advances in diagnostic imaging technology have meant that more trauma patients are being diagnosed with blunt cerebrovascular injuries, and as a result, stroke and related death rates in these patients have declined significantly over the past 30 years. These changes are due to the evolution of imaging technology, namely CT-scanning, and its wide availability in hospitals large and small, according to a new study.
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