Governments already dabbling with authoritarian control of the Internet could be spurred on by learning of NSA surveillance.
Conventional batteries take so long to charge that they cannot efficiently store braking energy. Graphene supercapacitors store almost as much but charge in just 16 seconds.
IBM has built a computational creativity machine that creates entirely new and useful stuff from its knowledge of existing stuff. And the secret sauce in all this? Big data, say the computer scientists behind it.
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As the solar industry matures, it better start worrying about dust, as SunPower is with its solar panel washer acquisition.
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One of Bitcoin’s big advantages is that it is decentralised with nobody in overall control. But now a simple strategy has emerged that could allow almost any group to take over, say computer security analysts.
Lots of people want to create another innovation hub like Silicon Valley. Here’s why they’ll all fail.
The way humans assist Twitter’s search and advertising algorithms shows that machines still need a helping hand in some important areas.