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Bill Nye: This is The Technology Can We Expect to Have 50 Years From Now

Bill Nye, everyone’s favorite science guy, recently appeared on the youtube series Big Think to answer a very difficult question from a young engineering student: “What technology can we expect to have 50 years from now?” Thinking back 50 years from 2017, it would have been impossible to imagine in 1967 that we would soon have computers, cameras, calculators, and phones all in our pockets and that jetpacks and flying cars would be a reality. So this was a difficult question to answer.

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Hacking the Human Brain—New Tech Could Make It a Reality

Adiagram of a brain-connected interface system. Photo Credit: Bonaci

Everyone is familiar with the concept of hacking. It is why we all strive to protect our computers and smartphones from nefarious outside sources trying to break in to steal information, implant malware, etc.

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Elon Musk Says He's 'Doing Good' On Trump's Advisory Council

Elon Musk has gotten flak for his decision to join President Trump's economic advisory council. But he says it's better to be on the inside and that he is "doing good" by advising Trump.

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Mobile App Helps China Recover Hundreds Of Missing Children

A mobile app helped Chinese authorities recover hundreds of missing children last year, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, in a country where child trafficking is rampant.

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Google, Unlike Microsoft, Must Turn Over Foreign Emails: U.S. Judge

Pic: ReutersA U.S. JUDGE has ordered Google to comply with search warrants seeking customer emails stored outside the United States, diverging from a federal appeals court that reached the opposite conclusion in a similar case involving Microsoft Corp.

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Alibaba Group Expands Presence In Australia, New Zealand

Pic: ReutersChinese online retailer Alibaba Group opened its Australian and New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne on Saturday, its first expansion in the region as it seeks to tap growing global demand for products from the two countries.

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We May Finally Have A Way Of Mass Producing Graphene

Hailed as the future’s 2D miracle material, graphene has remarkable applications. Graphene is essentially a one-atom thick graphite layer, made from elemental carbon. Graphene’s unique properties are due to the arrangement of carbon atoms in it, which are densely packed and arranged following a two-dimensional hexagonal pattern called a benzene ring.

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Gene Editing Could End Mosquito-Borne Disease

Each year, mosquitos carrying the dengue fever virus (DENV) infect about 390 million people across the world. Symptoms of the fever are often similar to other viral infection (headaches, nausea, fatigue, etc.) but can develop into more serious issues such as massive bleeding, shock, and death. The virus is responsible for the deaths of nearly 25,000 people worldwide, each year.

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Snap Shoots For The Sky, Promises Little In $3 Billion IPO Pitch

Pic: ReutersSnapchat owner Snap Inc shot the opening salvo in its $3 billion initial public offering on Thursday, outlining aggressive expansion plans but offering new investors no say on how the company is run and no promise of profits.

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