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Nov 4, 2020

Nissan Leaf owner upgrades EV battery for under $A3,500

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An early model Nissan Leaf has been given a new lease of life with a battery upgrade for a fraction of the price it would cost if done by Nissan.

The 2011 Nissan Leaf came with a 24kWh battery, and even when new had a very modest driving range of 117km based on the US EPA ratings.

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Nov 4, 2020

The Future of AI is Artificial Sentience

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How do you *feel* about that?


Much of today’s discussion around the future of artificial intelligence is focused on the possibility of achieving artificial general intelligence. Essentially, an AI capable of tackling an array of random tasks and working out how to tackle a new task on its own, much like a human, is the ultimate goal. But the discussion around this kind of intelligence seems less about if and more about when at this stage in the game. With the advent of neural networks and deep learning, the sky is the actual limit, at least that will be true once other areas of technology overcome their remaining obstructions.

For deep learning to successfully support general intelligence, it’s going to need the ability to access and store much more information than any individual system currently does. It’s also going to need to process that information more quickly than current technology will allow. If these things can catch up with the advancements in neural networks and deep learning, we might end up with an intelligence capable of solving some major world problems. Of course, we will still need to spoon-feed it since it only has access to the digital world, for the most part.

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Nov 4, 2020

H2? Oh! New water-splitting technique pushes progress of green hydrogen

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Researchers from Spain have found a cleaner and cheaper way to extract hydrogen from water.

Could this help make hydrogen the preferred fuel source of the future? 😃 article from theregister.com.


It’s really dope. Yep it’s an energy-efficient process kicked off by gadolinium-doped cerium dioxide.

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Nov 4, 2020

China Is Building The World’s Most Futuristic City

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We’re all too familiar with the work-play balance we strive to juggle in the 21st century. It’s virtually impossible, right? We’re often faced with a long and busy commute to work, using dated public transport or busy highways, only to find ourselves sitting in a dull office all day long. Well Tencent is about to revolutionize the work-play life of 80,000 people in the city of Shenzhen, with a next-century approach!

Following Huawei’s campus-style city, Chinese technology company Tencent, the driving power behind instant messaging apps WeChat and QQ, has made promises to build an entire mini-city off the banks of the Pearl River in Shenzhen, where the company has its headquarters. Both are located in the Guangdong province of Southern China, near the metropolis of Hong Kong.

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Nov 1, 2020

Laundry Filter Saves The Ocean From Microplastics

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Video from Waste-Ed. So basically, when we wash our clothes we release microplastics into the environment. The plastics come from fibers in our clothes.

They’ve added a filter to the washing machine to collect these microplastics to prevent these from spreading.


Dirt isn’t the only thing getting washed down the drain when you do laundry! Before your clothes make it to the dryer, tiny microfibers break off in the wash and travel through wastewater to pollute our… More environment. That changes with this microplastics filter that stops pollution at the source! Just install it on the side of the washer and send it back for safe disposal after it’s full. It captures 90% of the fibers that contaminate our planet!

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Nov 1, 2020

US Navy SEALs Rescue American Hostage in Nigeria

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U.S. Special Operations Commandos rescued an American hostage during an early morning raid on Saturday, according to Jonathan Hoffman, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.

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Nov 1, 2020

The Mystery of The Platypus Deepens With The Discovery of Its Biofluorescent Fur

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The platypus has gotten a whole lot stranger. Not only does it look like a chimera of different animals, a mammal that lays eggs and has venom, it’s now found to have bioflourescent fur.

It glows green under UV light.


Scientists are seeing the Australian platypus in a whole new light. Under an ultraviolet lamp, this bizarre-looking creature appears even more peculiar than normal, glowing a soft, greenish-blue hue instead of the typical brown we’re used to seeing.

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Nov 1, 2020

1989: Tomorrow’s World

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# OnthisDay1989 : Tomorrow’s World visited “Tomorrow’s Home” in the year 2020. Since we’re almost there now, how accurate do you think their predictions were? For more Tomorrow’s World gems, you can visit — https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/tomorrows-world/zrkpwty.

Nov 1, 2020

Webinar on “Lower Earth Orbit High Throughput Satellites Mega-Constellations”

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IEEE RAS CUI Wah SB presents a webinar titled “Lower Earth Orbit High Throughput Satellites Mega-Constellations” and the speaker of this Webinar is “Engr. Muhammad Furqan” Researcher, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia, Former Satellite Communication Specialist, Ministry of Defense, Qatar and Former Senior Executive VSAT/DVB Wateen Telecom Pakistan.

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Oct 31, 2020

Salt Harvest: Major infrastructure project launched at the Dead Sea

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ICL’s salt ponds constitute the southern part of the Dead Sea. Many hotels and tourist attractions were built on these ponds’ shores and utilize their production of salt for the local tourism industry. Specifically, one major pond — Pond 5 — “enables the … livelihoods of thousands of people [who are] dependent on [its] stable water level,” according to ICL.

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