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The blind woman developing tech for the good of others 7.12.2018 BBC: Business
Chieko Asakawa, blind since the age of 14, is developing tech to help visually impaired people.
Game-on for UK's Team Tao in ocean XPRIZE final 5.12.2018 BBC: Science
A UK-based team arrives in Greece for the grand final of a contest to find innovative solutions for seafloor mapping.
Can a brand create a 'sonic identity' from light bulbs? 4.12.2018 BBC: Business
Sound is enjoying a renaissance in marketing circles, but do firms understand how to use it?
How America’s Bluest State Can Be a Model for the Other 49 3.12.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom shakes hands with an election night crowd after he defeated Republican John Cox to become 40th governor of California in Los Angeles.  In the 2018 “blue wave” that flipped the House of Representatives, California flipped the most. Of the  seven target  congressional races in the state, all seven were won by Democrats. Orange County—a key launching pad for the anti-government ideologies of the modern Republican Party—will now be represented in Congress entirely by Democrats. Democrats also won every statewide office and will enjoy super-majorities—sufficient to pass tax legislation—in both state houses. (They’ll hold at least 60 of the 80 Assembly seats and 29 of the 40 in the Senate.) Golden State progressives may be permitted a brief moment – well, maybe a long weekend – of celebration. After all, the state that gave the nation Ronald Reagan, tax-cutting frenzy, and anti-immigrant hysteria now seems to have a Democratic advantage locked-in; even ...
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MI6 chief uses speech to issue warning to Russia 3.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
The man known as "C" will warn Russia "not to underestimate" the UK's capabilities.
'People find anything about the vagina hard to talk about' 30.11.2018 BBC: Technology
An innovation surge and the lifting of health taboos is giving rise to an industry worth billions.
Fearing espionage, the Trump administration weighs tighter rules on Chinese students 29.11.2018 Raw Story

The Trump administration is considering new background checks and other restrictions on Chinese students in the United States over growing espionage concerns, U.S. officials and congressional sources said. In June, the U.S. State Department shortened the length of visas for Chinese graduate students...

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Elon Musk ducks out of one Los Angeles tunnel but pursues another 29.11.2018 Raw Story

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has scrapped plans for a high-speed passenger tunnel under the West side of Los Angeles but is moving ahead with a similar proposal across town designed to whisk baseball fans to and from Dodger Stadium. Musk’s aptly named underground transit venture the Boring Com...

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U.S. goal to be 'first' on devices worries former regulators 28.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Under Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, annual new device approvals have more than tripled, while warnings letters to device manufacturers about product safety and quality issues have fallen roughly 80 percent, an Associated Press investigation found.
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Medical device rules need 'drastic change' to protect patients 26.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
One of Britain's most influential surgeons says the harms of some devices are unknown.
New dates for ancient stone tools in China point to local invention of complex technology 20.11.2018 Raw Story

You probably think of new technologies as electronics you can carry in a pocket or wear on a wrist. But some of the most profound technological innovations in human evolution have been made out of stone. For most of the time that humans have been on Earth, they’ve chipped stone into useful shapes to...

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The future of learning? Well, it's personal 16.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Personalization is a huge ed-tech buzzword, but not everyone agrees on what that means or if it's a good thing.
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Wells Fargo plans to cut 1,000 positions in US: spokesperson 16.11.2018 Raw Story

Wells Fargo & Co. said on Thursday the bank given has given notice to team members in its Consumer Lending and Payments, Virtual Solutions and Innovations groups that it plans to eliminate roughly 1,000 positions nationwide. About 900 of those cuts will be in the bank’s home lending unit, to re...

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Corporate turnaround specialist gives Mayo Clinic $200 million 13.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Jay Alix, a corporate turnaround specialist who serves on the board of Mayo Clinic, is donating $200 million to the medical school, which will be renamed the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in his honor.
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Hopes for AI to stop bee decline 13.11.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
Scientists hope artificial intelligence will gives us more insights into bee health and behaviour.
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Trump signs immigration order on asylum 9.11.2018 Raw Story

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he has signed an immigration proclamation, an order that would help effectively ban migrants who cross the U.S. border with Mexico illegally from qualifying for asylum. The Trump administration unveiled new rules on Thursday to sharply limit migrant asylum ...

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America needs a leader who can capture the high ground of technology 7.11.2018 The Moderate Voice

by David Ignatius Washington Post Writers Group Columnist AUSTIN, Texas — A conference here to gather American business and military experts to discuss the coming revolution in artificial intelligence was a good Election-Day measure of the challenges ahead to maintain the U.S. competitive edge. Corporate and government leaders agree that China’s rapid application of AI […]

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Scotland to get AI health research centre 6.11.2018 BBC: Health
The Glasgow centre will look at how artificial intelligence could improve patient diagnosis and treatment.
Father of Web says tech giants may have to be split up 1.11.2018 Raw Story

Silicon Valley technology giants such as Facebook and Google have grown so dominant they may need to be broken up, unless challengers or changes in taste reduce their clout, the inventor of the World Wide Web told Reuters. The digital revolution has spawned a handful of U.S.-based technology compani...

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Why it's a good economic bet to invest in early childhood 30.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
How do you get the biggest bang for the buck if your goal is a more robust economy? Some experts say the best way to invest for prosperity is to fund early childhood education.
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