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Google’s chief executive called Monday for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence, telling a European audience that the technology brings benefits but also “negative consequences.” Sundar Pichai’s comments come as lawmakers and governments seriously consider putting limits on how artificial intelligence is used. “There is no question in my mind that artificial intelligence needs
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Crew Dragon astronaut capsule, lifts off on an in-flight abort test , a key milestone before flying humans in 2020 under NASA’s commercial crew program, from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Joe Skipper CAPE CANAVERAL (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX simulated
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX is gearing up to destroy one of its own rockets on Saturday to test a crucial emergency abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, the company’s final milestone test before flying NASA astronauts from US soil. Less than two minutes after liftoff from a launchpad in Florida, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule will fire
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Since devastating wildfires began raging across Australia last year, news emerging from the country has often been dire: 15.6 million acres of land burned, at least 28 people killed, more than one billion animals estimated dead. But this week, there was a heartening development. According to Adam Morton of the Guardian, firefighters have successfully saved
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By now, the story is a familiar one: Tens of thousands of years ago, our human ancestors turned to wolves for companionship, taming and trading their wild ways to make way for the cuddly, docile pooches in our living rooms today. But the tale of dog domestication might not be as simple, or as dramatic,
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The European space agency Arianespace opened its 2020 space missions account with a successful dual satellite launch – India’s communication satellite GSAT-30 and Eutelsat Konnect – into geo-stationary transfer orbit on Friday early hours with its heavy lift of Ariane 5 rocket. The Ariane 5 rocket lifted off from the spaceport in French Guiana. The
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In 1851, a German doctor named Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich took the temperatures of some 25,000 patients in the city of Leipzig and concluded that the average human body temperature sits at 37 degrees Celsius, or 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Though variations are known to exist from person to person, Wunderlich’s standard remains a benchmark for
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A new kind of concrete developed at the University of Colorado, Boulder is teeming with life. Unlike traditional concrete, which is a mix of water, sand, and cement, this new material incorporates two new ingredients: photosynthetic bacteria and gelatin. According to the study, published in the journal Matter, bricks of the so-called “living concrete” are
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In 1967, a young Native American man was murdered while hitchhiking. Authorities were unable to identify his remains—until Betty Pat Gatliff stepped in, producing a facial reconstruction so accurate that the victim was finally positively identified. The case marked Gatliff’s first foray into forensic sculpture. She would go on to pioneer a new technique for
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