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Razer: Mine for Us

Gaming hardware manufacturer Razer has launched a cryptocurrency mining program named Razer SoftMiner to put spare graphics card capacity to work—for them, not for you.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Bitcoin, Crypto, Razer, Cryptocurrency, Cryptocurrency Mining, The Crypto, Razer Softminer, Razer Silver


Green thumb spruces up Bangladesh one tree at a time

Ohid Sarder prises a rusted nail from a tree and drops it into his bucket, another eyesore scrubbed from the countryside as he embarks on a one-man mission to clean up Bangladesh. The 53-year-old self-professed tree hugger has been riding his bicycle across the country, in a grassroots effort to free trees of the billboards and clutter nailed to their trunks. Trees in Bangladesh are often used as free advertising space, with every available inch of wood plastered with placards until the trunk ...
Tags: Science, Bangladesh


Oil prices climb amid signs of easing U.S.-China trade tensions

Oil prices rose on Thursday, buoyed by a drawdown in U.S. crude inventories and signs that China is taking more concrete steps to put a trade war truce with Washington into action. Crude oil prices have also been supported by OPEC-led supply curbs announced last week, although gains were capped after the producer group lowered its 2019 demand forecast. International Brent crude oil futures were at $60.46 per barrel at 0213 GMT, up 31 cents, or 0.52 percent, from their last close.
Tags: Science, Washington, China, Opec


Democrats Want Internet Companies to Be Liable for Data Loss Like Banks and Hospitals

Should we hold companies like Equifax and Facebook responsible for the protection of our personal information in the same way we hold banks and hospitals responsible? Should we expect the same level of control over data we’ve given to Google as we do with information shared with our doctor or lawyer?Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Privacy, Policy, US Senate, Equifax, Brian Schatz, The Data Care Act


Huawei Freezes Orders From Japan Supplier After CFO Arrest

Yaskawa Electric Corp., which supplies industrial robots for Huawei’s smartphone and telecom gear factories, saw all orders for its machines put on hold after the arrest, President Hiroshi Ogasawara said in an interview on Wednesday. Of Yaskawa’s 448.5 billion yen ($4 billion) in revenue for the fiscal year that ended in February, 23 percent came from China. “My people on the ground in China say that Huawei is turned upside down internally,” Ogasawara said.
Tags: Japan, Science, China, Huawei, Ogasawara, Yaskawa, Yaskawa Electric Corp, Hiroshi Ogasawara


Huawei Troubles Spell Opportunity for Samsung as 5G Nears

(Bloomberg) -- Growing security concerns surrounding Huawei Technologies Co. may help Samsung Electronics Co. challenge the Chinese behemoth in the market for fifth-generation wireless communications, an executive at the South Korean giant said.
Tags: Science, Bloomberg, Samsung Electronics Co, Huawei Technologies Co, Huawei Troubles Spell Opportunity for Samsung


N. Korea food production down in 2018: UN body

Food production has fallen this year in isolated, nuclear-armed North Korea, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. Rice and maize are the North's main staples, but rice output was expected to be below average because of erratic rains and low irrigation supplies, the FAO said in its quarterly Crop Prospects and Food Situation report. Unfavourable weather conditions also diminished maize yields, it added.
Tags: Science, North Korea, Korea, Un, FAO, Rice, UN s Food and Agriculture Organization


Overwatch Map Pulled After Players Get Stuck In Spawn Rooms

Overwatch’s Blizzard World map has never been universally beloved, but shortly after Blizzard decked its halls with holiday cheer yesterday, the map apparently decided to go full Grinch. Teams found themselves beset on all sides by busted spawn rooms and glitched payloads. Now Blizzard World is shut down.Read more...
Tags: Science, Blizzard, Overwatch, Kotakucore


Outranged: New Army Artillery Doubles Ranges - Outguns Russian Equivalent

The Army has successfully fired a 155mm artillery round 62 kilometers - marking a technical breakthrough in the realm of land-based weapons and progressing toward its stated goal of being able to outrange and outgun Russian and Chinese weapons.
Tags: Science, Army, New Army Artillery Doubles


Marvel Just Revealed One of Its Most Intriguing Spider-Man Comics In Years

Spider-Man is one of the most beloved superheroes in the world for a reason—the ideals Peter Parker and the other people who’ve donned the Spider-mantle over the years have a reach that’s far and wide, and can be used to tell all kinds of different stories. But a new series out next year promises to tell one of the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Marvel Comics, Spider Man, Peter Parker, Chip Zdarsky, Mark Bagley, Spider Man Life Story


Samsung Kicks Off CES Early With a Competent But Not Terribly Exciting 2-in-1 Laptop

We’re less than a month away from the biggest tech show of the year(I can feel my heart rate rise just thinking about it), but it seems Samsung couldn’t wait until early January to announce its new Notebook 9 Pen.Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Ces, Notebooks, Stylus, Laptops, Notebook 9, Consumer Tech, S Pen, 2 In 1s, Notebook 9 Pen, CES 2019, Who Likes Styluses


Sting Operations Are Yet Another Reason You Shouldn't Steal People's Amazon Packages

One of the more annoying realities of ordering online is that if your package is left somewhere conspicuous before you’re able to grab it, there’s a good possibility some opportunistic bandit will nab it. This certainly goes for Amazon packages, for which reports of theft are a dime a dozen. And anyone who’s ever lost…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Crime, Theft, Packages, Dont Steal Stuff


Here's Who Stands to Lose Most as AI Sweeps the Globe

There is a lot more artificial intelligence, and it is sprouting and multiplying everywhere. In schools, in job openings, in media coverage. The number of AI-based startups, conferences, research papers, and patents is skyrocketing. That’s perhaps the simplest way to frame the findings of the 2018 AI Index Report,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Automation, Automaton, AI Sweeps the Globe


Here's Who Stands to Lose Most in the Booming, Male-Dominated World AI Is Creating

There is a lot more artificial intelligence, and it is sprouting and multiplying everywhere. In schools, in job openings, in media coverage. The number of AI-based startups, conferences, research papers, and patents is skyrocketing. That’s perhaps the simplest way to frame the findings of the 2018 AI Index Report,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Automation, Automaton


Lazada Veteran Pierre Poignant Is Replacing Lucy Peng as CEO

Peng, a co-founder of Lazada’s controlling shareholder Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., will remain executive chairman, the Singapore-based company said in a statement Thursday. Poignant, who joined Rocket Internet-incubated Lazada in 2012, will immediately take the CEO role.
Tags: Science, Singapore, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Peng, Lazada, Lucy Peng


Scientists Virtually Reconstruct Magnificent Pre-Incan Temple

The 1,500-year-old Pumapunku temple in western Bolivia is considered a crowning achievement of Mesoamerican architecture, yet no one knows what the original structure actually looked like. Until now.Read more...
Tags: Science, 3d Printing, Anthropology, Bolivia, Inca Empire, Tiwanaku, Ancient Technology, 3d Reconstructions, Reconstructions, Pumapunku


Two technicians die at U.S. research station in Antarctica

Two technicians performing maintenance at a U.S. research station in Antarctica died on Wednesday while working on a building that houses a generator for a nearby radio transmitter, the National Science Foundation (NSF) said. The pair, both employed as subcontractors at the NSF-managed McMurdo Station in Antarctica, were found unconscious on the floor of the building after a helicopter pilot flying over the area saw what appeared to be smoke coming from the structure and landed to investigate. ...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, NSF, McMurdo Station, National Science Foundation NSF


Opioid maker Insys paid kickbacks to physician assistant, jury hears

The testimony came at the start of the trial in federal court in Concord, New Hampshire, of Christopher Clough, a physician assistant who prosecutors say accepted nearly $50,000 from Insys in exchange for prescribing its powerful opioid pain drug, Subsys. The trial could provide a glimpse into some of the evidence prosecutors will use in next month's trial of six former Insys executives and managers, including John Kapoor, a onetime billionaire who was the company's founder and chairman. Prose...
Tags: Science, Clough, Concord New Hampshire, Insys, John Kapoor, Christopher Clough


China's Zhoushan to go after Singapore marine hub's top billing

ZHOUSHAN, China/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's port city of Zhoushan is planning to challenge Singapore's dominance of the multi-billion dollar shipping fuel industry, relying on proximity to some of the world's biggest ports and Beijing's support to give it an edge. The port facilities in the cluster of islands around Zhoushan have annual marine fuel sales of 3.6 million tonnes, less than a tenth of the record 50.6 million tonnes of shipping or bunker fuel Singapore sold in 2017. Zhoushan, tho...
Tags: Science, China, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Reuters China, Zhoushan, Ningbo, ZHOUSHAN China SINGAPORE, World Shipping Council


Aging Japan: Dementia puts financial assets of the elderly at risk

"What's a microwave?" she asked her husband, Eiichi. Yumiko was in the early stages of dementia, struggling with vocabulary and unable to teach the kimono-dressing classes she had run for 25 years. The difficulty with everyday tasks has made life challenging for her and Eiichi, who has been caring for her since 2008.
Tags: Japan, Science, Eiichi Yumiko, Eiichi


Watch Rocket Lab Launch a Cubesat Fleet for NASA Tonight!

The California-based startup Rocket Lab will launch 10 tiny satellites into orbit for NASA tonight, and you can watch it all live online. A Rocket Lab Electron booster is scheduled to launch NASA's ElaNa-19 mission from the company's private Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula of New Zealand's North Island. Liftoff is scheduled for 11:07 p.m. EST (0407 Dec. 13 GMT) during a 4-hour launch window that closes at 3 a.m. EST (0800 GMT).
Tags: Science, California, Nasa, Rocket Lab Electron, Launch Complex, Cubesat Fleet, Mahia Peninsula of New Zealand, North Island Liftoff


Weather agency chief: I’ve never briefed Trump on warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the government agency that monitors climate change says that in nearly two years he has never discussed the issue with President Donald Trump. Acting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chief Adm. Timothy Gallaudet said in a press conference at a scientific meeting this week, “I personally have not briefed […]
Tags: Science, News, Washington, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump, Atmospheric Administration, Nation & World Politics, Adm Timothy Gallaudet


Washington state builds bridge to keep wildlife off highway

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — Before descending the Cascade Mountains on its final stretch to Seattle, Interstate 90 cuts through a mountain pass of old growth forests and wetlands.
Tags: Science, Washington, Ap, Cascade Mountains, Snoqualmie Pass Wash, Seattle Interstate 90


What's OCD? Here's what you need to know

More than 1 percent of adults experienced OCD in the last year. Here's what you need to know.
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Why 10pm on Christmas Eve (or Christmas Day) could be deadly 

The risk of having a heart attack peaks at 10pm on Christmas Eve, scientists have found, suggesting that stress, sadness and over-indulgence during the festive season can be deadly. Swedish researchers trawled through the details of 283,000 heart attacks reported in Sweden between 1998 and 2013 to find out what days were the most lethal. On an average day, 50 heart attacks were recorded, but on Christmas Eve the number jumped to 69, a 37 per cent increase, with incidents clustering around 10pm, ...
Tags: Science, Sweden, White House, Britain, Winston Churchill, David Erlinge


Weather agency chief: I've never briefed Trump on warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the government agency that monitors climate change says that in nearly two years he has never discussed the issue with President Donald Trump.
Tags: Science, Washington, Ap, Trump


Watch Rocket Lab launch 10 cubesats into orbit tonight for NASA

It’s been just over a month since Rocket Lab’s inaugural (and long-delayed) commercial launch, “It’s Business Time,” and it’s about to take another customer to space: NASA. Tonight’s 8PM scheduled launch will take 10 small satellites to orbit as part of NASA’s Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) XIX mission. This is not only Rocket Lab’s first all-NASA launch, but the first launch from NASA under its “Venture Class Launch Services” initiative, which is taking advantage of the new gen...
Tags: Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, New Zealand, Rocket, Rocket Launch, Jpl, Pickering, Electron, Rocket Lab, William Pickering, NASA Venture Class Launch Service, Justin Treptow ELaNa XIX


Artificial Intelligence Needs Empathy and Regulation

Artificial Intelligence Needs Empathy and Regulation
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Ex-Venezuela oil minister Martinez dies in state custody

Former Venezuela oil minister Nelson Martinez, who was arrested in 2017 as part of a sweeping graft probe at state oil company PDVSA, has died in state custody, the prosecutor's office said on Wednesday. Martinez, a chemist who also ran PDVSA and its U.S. subsidiary Citgo Petroleum, had been transferred to a military hospital from prison because of kidney problems, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters earlier. In a statement, the prosecutor's office said Martinez had a "serious ch...
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Reuters, Martinez, PDVSA, Nelson Martinez, Citgo Petroleum


The Latest: Virgin Galactic sending rocket to edge of space

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on scheduled test flight of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship (all times local):
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