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Tesla's latest smart power grid experiment begins in Canada
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Tesla's experiments with smart power grids are headed further North. Canada's Nova Scotia Power recently finished setting up a pilot project that will use a combination of Tesla's Powerwall 2 home batteries and utility-grade Powerpack batteries to…

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when science, technology, and money clash | weird things
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Generally, when skeptics or popular science writers talk about medicine and money, it's to ward off something one could call an argument ad-shillium, or rejecting scientific studies outright with declarations that anyone who …

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Watch a hot, speeding space alien explode all over Earth’s Beaver
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500lb rock ignites at 45,000mph Video  Three NASA cameras have picked up the fiery entrance and explosive exit of a 500lb (226kg) chunk of space rock in the skies over Pennsylvania in the wee small hours of Tuesday.…

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MultiPAX: Multiplayer mayhem at PAX Australia (pictures)
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While mainstream developers shift away from local multiplayer, the sheer scope and variety of independent multiplayer games at PAX Australia 2015 shows that it ain’t dead yet.

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Relativity hires senior Tesla manager to help automate rocket production
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Enlarge / Can this 3D printer really make rocket parts? (credit: Relativity Space) No one could argue that a company like SpaceX has one of the most cutting-edge rocket factories in the world, as the company builds some of the most advanced boosters launching today. And yet much of the manufacturing is still done by […]

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Crunch Report | Nintendo’s Next Gaming Console
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Nintendo’s next gaming console, the Nintendo Switch, was shown today, Uber has 40 million monthly active riders, Bryan Johnson puts $100 millon behind neuroprosthesis, Jess Lee is Sequoia’s first female senior investor and Obama makes a joke about the Samsung Note 7. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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Seattle study puts down some common criticisms of Airbnb-style renting as regulations loom
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 Airbnb may have put its foot in its mouth before when it comes to communicating the benefits it brings to cities, but it’s hard to argue with raw, uncut science. A new study from the Internet Association, a trade group comprising many online properties including Airbnb, takes a hard look at housing stats in Seattle […]

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Solar Powered Technology Enhances Oil Recovery
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mdsolar writes with this story of a company that uses solar energy to recover crude oil. Royal Dutch Shell has teamed with a sovereign investment fund from Oman to invest $53 million in a company that manufactures solar power equipment designed for increasing oil production. Glasspoint Solar Inc. installs aluminum mirrors near oil fields that […]

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Vulnerability In Java Commons Library Leads To Hundreds of Insecure Applications
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An anonymous reader writes: Stephen Breen from the FoxGlove Security team is calling attention to what he calls the “most underrated, underhyped vulnerability of 2015.” It’s a remote code execution exploit that affects the latest versions of WebLogic, WebSphere, JBoss, Jenkins, and OpenMMS, and many other pieces of software. How? An extremely common Java library. […]

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