New US report says that climate change could cost nearly $500B per year by 2090

A new report from the U.S. government on the impacts of climate change on society indicates that unless action is taken, climatological events could cost the country nearly half a trillion dollars annually by 2090. The National Climate Assessment is a Congressionally mandated report on the impacts of climate change and…

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New Brain Implant Allows Paralyzed Patients To Surf The Internet Using Their Thoughts

Brand-new research has shown that paralyzed patients can control an off-the-shelf tablet using chip implants connected to their brains. The brain-computer interface (BCI) allowed subjects to move a cursor and click using nothing more than their thoughts.  This is an important breakthrough. The three patients suffered from tetraplegia, which made them…

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The innovation supply chain: How ideas traverse continents and transform economies

Alex Lazarow Silicon Valley used to have a monopoly on the idea, manufacturing and distribution of innovation. No longer. The model of leveraging a single ridesharing platform to deliver a range of services is undoubtedly different from the Silicon Valley original. In Silicon Valley, an array of companies offering Uber…

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AWS Global Accelerators helps customers manage traffic across zones

Many AWS customers have to run in multiple zones for many reasons, including performance requirements, regulatory issues or fail-over management. Whatever the reason, AWS announced a new tool tonight called Global Accelerators designed to help customers route traffic more easily across multiple regions. Peter DeSantis, VP of global infrastructure and…

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After his politicized Thanksgiving call, maybe Trump should not visit the troops

(CNN)President Donald Trump says he will soon be visiting troops in a war zone. It’s a pity he’s had to be goaded into that. He needlessly politicized that conversation, railing against the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has ruled against him on immigration, complaining about unfair trade deals, and…

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NASA’s InSight lander has touched down on Mars

(CNN)After seven months of traveling through space, the NASA InSight mission has landed on Mars. A few minutes after landing, InSight sent the official “beep” to NASA to signal that it was alive and well, including a photo of the Martian surface where it landed. Bridenstine said that Vice President…

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8 Completely Healthy People Tried To Find Out How Easy It Is To Get Admitted To A Psychiatric Asylum, Only To Realize How Hard It Is To Get Out

If you ever saw American Horror Story season 2 you might have the fear of being locked up in a psychiatric hospital, even though you are completely sane. When you think of it, it’s a very irrational fear, right? You just tell the nurses that you are completely sane, you…

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The highest-flying consumer tech stocks have lost $1 trillion

Another day, another stock market setback for once high-flying technology companies, which have lost roughly $1 trillion in the latest stock market slide. Shares of the core group of consumer technology companies, including Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet and Netflix, are falling again — contributing to the big indexes like the Dow…

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British academic gets life in prison in UAE after 5-minute trial for spying

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (CNN)A British academic accused of spying was sentenced to life in prison in the United Arab Emirates after a five-minute hearing in which he was not represented by a lawyer, his family said, prompting outrage from politicians in London. Ben Bradshaw, the member of Parliament…

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