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Cubans Wonder What Is The Heart of the Internet?

“The virtual world of ITC reflects the problems and contradictions of the real world today.” – Abel Prieto Jiménez, Presidential Advisor (June 8, 2015)…


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Google’s DeepMind Uses News Articles To Teach Computers To Read

The Daily Mail reported this story, making it perhaps the ultimate symbol of the recursive nature of deep machine learning. (June 18, 2015) – London,…


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We All Have A Front Row Seat To The Birth of A.I.

“We will have human level AI in 7 years and 5 months. If I said 10 years it would seem like I don’t have…


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Space Investor Steve Jurvetson and “The Martian” Author Andy Weir Mind-Meld Over Mars

Raw Science interviews New York Times best-selling author Andy Weir (“The Martian”) and space investor Steve Jurvetson inside Steve’s office at Draper Fisher Jurvetson,…


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How a Chinese Govt Lab Traced the Evolution of Ebola in Sierra Leone in 2014

A key finding is that the Ebola virus evolves at a steady evolutionary rate. Source –Nature(2015)doi:10.1038/nature14490, Chinese Academy of Sciences  A recent study published in…


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8 Maps To Change The Way You Look at Africa & The World

Source – Take Part (8 Maps That Will Change The Way You Look At The World)  This collection of world maps published here at TakePart.com looks…


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Game Theory @ Tipping Point of Climate Change. Who Wins?

“When the uncertainty is small, however, societies are much more likely to coordinate efforts and avoid the tipping point.” Source –Game Theory: Tipping Climate…


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Malaysian Govt Invests $27M in Bezos Backed “General Fusion” of Canada

The Malaysian government invested ($27M) in General Fusion, the largest fusion energy program in Canada. General Fusion was established in 2002 to create power from nuclear fusion which…