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Facebook mapped world’s population & prepares to build an internet in space


  The Facebook has created a data map of the planet’s entire human population by combining government census numbers with information it’s obtained from space satellites, according to Janna Lewis, Facebook’s head of strategic innovation partnerships and sourcing. So now Facebook (FB) doesn’t only know what its 2 billion users “Like.” But now it also knows where 7.5 billion humans live, everywhere on…

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IBM making AI to work like human brain


 The modern world is stepping towards advancements. Today machine learning artificial intelligence & taking their design cues from the most advanced computational organ in the natural world: the human brain. Mimicking isn’t just a clever means of building better AIs, faster. It’s absolutely necessary for their continued development. Deep learning neural networks — the likes of which power AlphaGo as well as…

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World’s largest single-tower solar thermal power plant


South Australia has announced plans to construct the world’s largest single-tower solar thermal power plant in Port Augusta. This plant will use technology developed by SolarReserve to store energy in molten salt, giving it the ability to operate 24 hours a day. The government of South Australia has announced plans to construct the world’s largest single-tower solar thermal power plant in Port…

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GE9X Jet Engine: World’s next great engine for aviation


The General Electric GE9X is a high-bypass turbofan aircraft engine under development by GE Aviation for the Boeing 777X, the biggest twinjet ever. Derived from the GE90, it should improve fuel efficiency by 10%. GE9x Built using lightweight carbon fiber and 3-D printing, the GE9X is as wide as a Boeing 737 fuselage. It’s a Plane Engine & its size is equal of another plane. Despite its heft, though, the…

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ISRO’s navigational satellite launch failed: ISRO chief AS Kiran Kumar confirmed


India’s latest navigational satellite IRNSS 1H in its indigenous GPS system NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation) failed due to a technical issue on Thursday. This satellite was supposed to serve as a replacement to the IRNSS-1A, all three of whose atomic clocks have failed. A setback for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) mission, the satellite’s fourth stage in the launch…

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Footage of a Hyperloop Accelerating to 200 Mph


Ever since Elon Musk shared his blueprints for the Hyperloop – a revolutionary transport system that has the potential to shuttle humans at speeds of more than 1,200 km/h (746 mph) – the engineering community has been in overdrive, with Hyperloop prototypes popping up all over the place. And now Musk has put up footage of a test pod accelerating to 324 km/h…

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One Giant Step Closer to Quantum Teleportation


Thanks to a team of Chinese researchers, the world is now one giant leap closer to making quantum teleportation a reality. The Chinese physicists successfully sent information between entangled particles through the water. This marks the first time ever that such quantum communication has happened. Xian-Min Jin and his team from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University are responsible for the experiment. They…

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Graphene : A Step Towards Advancement


Graphene is an allotrope of carbon in the form of a two-dimensional, atomic-scale, hexagonal lattice in which one atom forms each vertex. It is the basic structural element of other allotropes, including graphite, charcoal, carbon nanotubes and fullerenes. It can be considered as an indefinitely large aromatic molecule, the ultimate case of the family of flat polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. “Graphene” is a combination of “graphite” and the suffix -ene, named by Hanns-Peter Boehm, who described single-layer carbon foils…

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