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LAST_UPDATESun, 19 Feb 2017 9pm

Google's Driverless Cars Make Progress

The number of human interventions in journeys made by driverless cars from Google company Waymo in California more than halved in 2016.

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Uber CEO Quits Trump's Business Advisory Group

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Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick quit President Donald Trump's business advisory group on Thursday amid mounting pressure from activists and employees who oppose the administration's immigration policies.

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Southeast Asian Ride-Hailing Firm Grab To Invest $700 Million In Indonesia

Pic: ReutersSoutheast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab on Thursday said it will invest $700 million to expand in Indonesia over the next four years, marking its biggest-ever investment in any country.

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Snap's Secrecy Frustrates Banks' Pursuit Of IPO Glory

Pic: ReutersSome investment banks seeking to be added as underwriters to Snapchat owner Snap Inc's initial public offering registration document have been denied access to review it before it is made public this week, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Samsung Electronics To Launch Web Payments Service For Android Phones In South Korea

Pic: ReutersTech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it will launch a mobile web payments service for all smartphones powered by Google Inc's Android mobile operating system in South Korea in the first quarter.

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Quantum Breakthrough: Physicists Have Once More Created Time Crystals

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Time crystals are strange. At the very least, they are a contradiction. A time crystal is quantum phenomenon that demonstrates movement while remaining in its ground, or lowest energy, state. Essentially a non-equilibrium form of matter, time crystals are lattices that repeat not in space but in time, breaking time-translation symmetry.

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Artificial Lung Keeps Woman Alive for 6 Days After Both Lungs Removed

In another display of the miracle of modern science, a woman was recently kept alive for six days after doctors removed her diseased lungs and she awaited a donor. She was kept alive using a small artificial lung, and became the first person to ever undergo such an operation.

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Denmark Will Get World's First Tech Ambassador

Denmark is appointing the world's first tech ambassador.

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Sheryl Sandberg Gives $1 Million To Planned Parenthood

Sheryl Sandberg is giving $1 million to Planned Parenthood.

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Google Shows Off 'Nightmare-Inducing' Robot

The latest robot from Google can twirl with the grace of a figure skater and jump over tall obstacles.

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