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Skype Can Now Translate Your Voice Calls Into 10 Different Languages in Real-Time

Skype Can Now Translate Your Voice Calls Into 10 Different Languages in Real-Time | MishMash | Scoop.it
Microsoft, through Skype and its other translation services, is making it even easier for people to share information across the globe. They recently added Japanese to the list of ten languages its software can translate in real-time.
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Device pulls water from dry air, powered only by the sun: Metal-organic framework sucks up water from air with humidity as low as 20 percent

Device pulls water from dry air, powered only by the sun: Metal-organic framework sucks up water from air with humidity as low as 20 percent | MishMash | Scoop.it
While it's easy to condense water from humid air, machines that harvest water from drier air require energy. Researchers have created the first water harvester that uses only ambient sunlight. The key component is an extremely porous material called a metal-organic framework that absorbs 20 percent of its weight in water from low-humidity air. Sunlight heats the MOF, releasing the water vapor, which condenses to produce liters of water per day.
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Meet the millennials making big money riding China's bitcoin wave

Meet the millennials making big money riding China's bitcoin wave | MishMash | Scoop.it
The cryptocurrency may have no physical form but the returns from trading it can be very real – and for some they’re worth giving up your job for
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Google’s Dueling Neural Networks Spar to Get Smarter, No Humans Required

Google’s Dueling Neural Networks Spar to Get Smarter, No Humans Required | MishMash | Scoop.it
What an AI cannot create, it does not understand.
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Google Chases General Intelligence With New AI That Has a Memory

Google Chases General Intelligence With New AI That Has a Memory | MishMash | Scoop.it
For a mind to be capable of tackling anything, it has to have a memory. Humans are exceptionally good at transferring old skills to new problems. Machines, despite all their recent wins against humans, aren’t. This is partly due to how they’re trained: artificial neural networks like Google’s DeepMind learn to master a singular task …
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There’s a Sexy Cuban Cigar Bar Hidden in Hollywood

There’s a Sexy Cuban Cigar Bar Hidden in Hollywood | MishMash | Scoop.it
Deep in the heart of Hollywood you'll find a fantastic Havana hideaway with live jazz, all the rum, and a whole room dedicated to cigar at La Descarga.
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Scientists Just Created a Material for Self-Healing Smartphones

Scientists Just Created a Material for Self-Healing Smartphones | MishMash | Scoop.it
Wolverine inspired this researcher to create a self-healing material.
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Elon Musk Says His Reusable Rockets Will Make Space Access 100-Times Cheaper

Elon Musk Says His Reusable Rockets Will Make Space Access 100-Times Cheaper | MishMash | Scoop.it
The successful reuse of a Falcon 9 rocket is ushering in a new era of space travel.
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Renewable electricity to surpass energy demand in Africa by 2030

Renewable electricity to surpass energy demand in Africa by 2030 | MishMash | Scoop.it
Africa’s vast potential for renewable energy could outstrip the continent’s projected electricity demand in 2030, according to new research
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Fuel Cell Vehicles Aren’t Yet Greener than Hybrids

Fuel Cell Vehicles Aren’t Yet Greener than Hybrids | MishMash | Scoop.it
Hybrids are a much more cost-effective way to reduce carbon emissions than newly released hydrogen fuel cell cars.
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Hydrogen fuel cell technology could bring stealth to Army vehicles

Hydrogen fuel cell technology could bring stealth to Army vehicles | MishMash | Scoop.it
A Chevrolet Colorado floated over large cement blocks down a road at General Motors Proving Ground at a good clip. At first listen, it’s like the truck is part of a silent film, but birds tweeting and leaves rustling validate the existence of sound.
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Global Renewable Energy Capacity Increased 161 GW In Record 2016, Says IRENA

Global Renewable Energy Capacity Increased 161 GW In Record 2016, Says IRENA | MishMash | Scoop.it
New data published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency shows that global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 161 gigawatts in 2016, a record year for new capacity addit…
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The Bright Future of Augmented Reality

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The Bright Future of Augmented Reality on wordlessTech | Augmented reality  is about to change everything.  Will grow 35% annually over the next five…
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Heeding the Call for Cybersecurity in the Renewable Energy Sector

Against the omnipresent threat of attack to digital assets and infrastructure, the burgeoning renewable energy industry is urged to establish an effective security culture. Renewable Energy World heard from Swiss Re and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions about the risks, consequences and solutions as the energy sector becomes evermore interconnected, automated and digitalized. 
 
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There’s a big problem with AI: even its creators can’t explain how it works

There’s a big problem with AI: even its creators can’t explain how it works | MishMash | Scoop.it
No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem.
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Soon, The Military May be Deploying Laser Weapons

Soon, The Military May be Deploying Laser Weapons | MishMash | Scoop.it
US defense contractors are busy developing laser weapons for the military to use to defend against enemy drones and mortar rounds.
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New Artificial Synapse Bridges the Gap to Brain-Like Computers

New Artificial Synapse Bridges the Gap to Brain-Like Computers | MishMash | Scoop.it
From AlphaGo’s historic victory against world champion Lee Sedol to DeepStack’s sweeping win against professional poker players, artificial intelligence is clearly on a roll. Part of the momentum comes from breakthroughs in artificial neural networks, which loosely mimic the multi-layer structure of the human brain. But that’s where the similarity ends. While the brain can …
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Controlling electron spin for efficient water splitting: The method could lead to solar-based production of hydrogen for fuel

Controlling electron spin for efficient water splitting: The method could lead to solar-based production of hydrogen for fuel | MishMash | Scoop.it
Water is made of oxygen and hydrogen, and splitting water molecules to produce hydrogen for fuel is a promising path for alternative energy. One of the main obstacles to making hydrogen production a reality is that current methods of water splitting result in hydrogen peroxide also being formed. Now researchers have succeeded in almost fully suppressing the production of hydrogen peroxide by controlling the spin of electrons in the reaction. The efficient production of hydrogen paves the way toward the use of solar energy to split water.
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We Just Created an Artificial Synapse That Can Learn Autonomously

We Just Created an Artificial Synapse That Can Learn Autonomously | MishMash | Scoop.it
A team of researchers has developed artificial synapses that are capable of learning autonomously and can improve how fast artificial neural networks learn.
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Smart manufacturing must embrace big data

Smart manufacturing must embrace big data | MishMash | Scoop.it
Study and model industrial processes to save money, energy and materials, urges Andrew Kusiak.
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Solar-power and saltwater to grow vegetables in Jordanian desert

Solar-power and saltwater to grow vegetables in Jordanian desert | MishMash | Scoop.it
A Norwegian company plans to establish a solar-powered facility in the Aqaba desert in Jordan, capable of growing a variety of crops without wasting any fresh water
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EU electricity sector vows no new coal plants from 2020

EU electricity sector vows no new coal plants from 2020 | MishMash | Scoop.it
Energy utilities from almost every European Union (EU) nation have committed to a new initiative outlawing the development of new coal-fired plants from 2020
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Amazon will replace some of its battery forklifts with hydrogen fuel cell ones

Amazon will replace some of its battery forklifts with hydrogen fuel cell ones | MishMash | Scoop.it
The deal with Plug Power is good news for a faltering hydrogen fuel cell economy.
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Watch: Scientists can't defeat water-repellent coating - Futurity

Watch: Scientists can't defeat water-repellent coating - Futurity | MishMash | Scoop.it
A water-repellent, self-healing coating called F-POSS is so resilient it still works even after being exposed to erosion, fire, UV radiation, and force.
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