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How much gold is there left to mine in the world? 23.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
Some experts believe we may have hit "peak gold" production in our pursuit of the precious metal.
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine trial moves into late stage 23.9.2020 Raw Story
Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it was entering the final Phase 3 stage of its Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial following positive results in earlier stages. The trial will seek to enroll up to 60,000 volunteers across more than 200 sites in the US and around the world, the company and the US National Institutes for […]
Endorsement: No on Prop. 22. It's the wrong solution for Uber drivers and the gig economy 23.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The Legislature had the chance to fix the problems faced by Uber and Lyft drivers who do not want to be classified as employees, but it whiffed. Sadly, Proposition 22 does too.

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Musk: $25,000 Tesla ready 'in about three years' 23.9.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
News about cheaper batteries and cars didn't excite investors as $50bn was wiped from its value.
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Charging ahead: Tesla teases big news on ‘Battery Day’ 22.9.2020 Raw Story
Tesla chief Elon Musk has promised “insane” battery news at a streamed event after the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting on Tuesday. Speculation includes that Tesla will announce it has come up with ways to pack more energy into battery cells, slash production cost and dramatically extend battery life. Musk, however, seemed to tap the brakes […]
Op-Ed: Where are the robotic overlords when we need them most? 20.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Public-facing robotic technology could help mitigate the damages of the COVID-19 pandemic. It's time to welcome the robot revolution.

Tech Tent: ARM, TikTok and the battle for tech supremacy 18.9.2020 BBC: Technology
Two tech giants caught up in the trade war between the US and China.
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How photographers track down stolen pictures 18.9.2020 BBC: World
Some call them copyright trolls, but these companies say they defend photographers' rights.
Battle of Britain radar tower in Essex given protected status 14.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
The Chain Home Tower at Great Baddow is the only one of its kind surviving in the British Isles.
Ex-Google boss Eric Schmidt: US 'dropped the ball' on innovation 12.9.2020 BBC: Business
Eric Schmidt says America has fallen behind China when it comes to funding new technology.
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Why Do Oil Companies Care So Much About Your Carbon Footprint 31.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. If only there were an app that would let you track your personal carbon footprint in real-time, like a FitBit. You could watch the weight of your emissions grow as you drove to the store, took a bus to […]
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ANATOMY OF A MAN-MADE DISASTER: 595 ways Trump has failed to protect us from COVID-19 30.8.2020 Raw Story
Crises have a way of sorting the good presidents from the bad. Historians rank Abe Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from 9/11 to Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the housing […]
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Seaweed: The food and fuel of the future? 28.8.2020 BBC: World
The farming of seaweed is accelerating as firms exploit its fast growth and green credentials.
Could injectable microrobots one day run in your veins? 27.8.2020 Raw Story
Scientists have created an army of microscopic four-legged robots too small to see with the naked eye that walk when stimulated by a laser and could be injected into the body through hypodermic needles, a study said Wednesday. Microscopic robotics are seen as having an array of potential uses, particularly in medicine, and US researchers […]
They pledged to donate rights to their COVID vaccine, then sold them to pharma 26.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Advocates of cheap and widely available vaccines thought the pandemic might change business as usual. They were wrong.
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Carmakers urge FTC to fight Qualcomm ruling 25.8.2020 BBC: Business
Carmakers and tech firms warn prices of 5G devices and connected cars will rise if action isn't taken.
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‘You cannot create a viable business in your basement.’ In WFH world, Chicago’s tech hubs miss the magic of in-person networking. 20.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Chicago’s tech incubators are shifting their business models in the face of a seemingly unending pandemic. But there’s one amenity tech hubs have struggled to replace in a virtual environment: The random collision.
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Here's how California can keep the lights on while meeting its clean energy goals 19.8.2020 LA Times: Business

Supplying enough power on hot summer evenings is one of California's main challenges. But experts say there solutions.

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Forget credit cards — now you can pay with your face. Creepy or cool? 14.8.2020 LA Times: Business

A company called PopID is rolling out the country's first facial recognition payment system at a cluster of restaurants in Pasadena. It's easy and contactless for COVID-conscious customers and cuts down on payment fees for businesses. But is it too creepy to catch on?

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At Keanu Reeves' bespoke motorcycle company, even the catalytic converters are custom-made 10.8.2020 LA Times: Business

Arch Motorcycle outfits its bikes with all kinds of high-end features and custom components. Among the most innovative: the catalytic converters.

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