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Google's Self-Driving Cars Won't Work In Heavy Rain Or On Most Roads

[Business Insider] - Google's driverless cars may be facing more problems than we initially expected.

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[video] Can Cloud Computing Be Greener?

[at Bloomberg] - Sept. 1 (Bloomberg) – Greenpeace Head of IT Andrew Hatton discusses the growing need for energy in cloud computing and why renewable energy should be a consideration. He speaks with Guy Johnson on Bloomberg ...

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Australia leans toward buying Japan subs to upgrade fleet -sources

[Reuters] - Japan and Australia are leaning towards a multibillion-dollar sale by Tokyo of a fleet of stealth submarines to Canberra's military in a move that could rile an increasingly assertive China, people familiar with the talks said. An agreement is still some months away, three people said, but the unprecedented sale of off-the-shelf vessels based on the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force's Soryu class sub is emerging as the likeliest option. Such a deal would signal a major expansion of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's controversial drive for a more active military after decades of pacifism. Rival China regularly accuses Abe of reviving Japan's wartime militarism.

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GE Healthcare Announces European Union Approval of VIZAMYL™ (Flutemetamol (18F) Solution for Injection) for PET Imaging of Beta Amyloid Plaque in Suspected Alzheimer’s Disease

[Business Wire] - GE Healthcare announced today that VIZAMYL™ solution for injection) has received marketing authorisation from the European Commission as a radiopharmaceutical medicinal product indicated for Positron Emission Tomography imaging of beta amyloid neuritic plaque density in the brains of adult patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of cognitive ...

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FAA Dithering Forces Google And Other Drone Innovators To Take Their Jobs And Technology Abroad

[at Forbes] - Google's announcement should settle it for Amazon, take your drone operations abroad, at least until the FAA gets their act together. America may lose these drone related jobs, but it's clear that companies can't build innovative flying machines in a nation where flights are prohibited.

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How Will Millennials Face Their Parents' Aging? With Wearable Tech And Human Touch

[at Forbes] - In the past year my wife and I have moved my father from Missouri to Colorado, acted as amateur health assistants and social workers, found him the resources he needed to live as safely and independently as possible, all while both of us were in the middle of balancing work [...]

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Germany: In a spin

[at Financial Times] - Germany's engine stalling Engineering company Trumpf is so proud of its machine tools that it displays them in a high-tech exhibition hall at its headquarters in southern Germany. The laser-cutting rig, ...

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Digital diaries are no match for our paper past

[at Financial Times] - Last week I fell in love all over again with my purple Moleskine diary. For a while over the summer I'd joined the modern age and started organising my life electronically, but now I've gone back to the ...

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Why I Am More Excited About Google's Project Loon Than Project Wing

[at Forbes] - Project Loon's goal is to deliver Internet access to people in rural and remote areas, fill in coverage gaps and bring people back online after natural disasters via a network of balloons.

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Unmanned Aircraft Partnership Reaches Major Milestone

[PR Newswire] - WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of research students and staff from Warsaw University of Technology have successfully demonstrated the first phase of flight test and integration of unmanned aircraft platforms with an autonomous mission control system. The demonstration marks a significant milestone in a partnership between the university and Lockheed Martin that began earlier this year. "This is an excellent opportunity for our students to collaborate with a global leader in aerospace engineering to develop complex control software," said Professor Janusz Narkiewicz, the leader and scientific manager of the project from Warsaw University of Technology. "The project also integrates this control software onto multiple unmanned aircraft as part of a full flight test program."

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India nears $2.5 bln deal for Boeing military helicopters

[Reuters] - India has decided to acquire Boeing's Chinook and Apache helicopters, an Indian defence ministry official said on Saturday, in a deal valued at $2.5 billion that could ease strained ties between New Delhi and Washington. The new nationalist-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has grand plans to vastly strengthen India's military capability, in order to play its role as a regional power and meet challenges posed by a rising China and arch rival Pakistan. At a meeting on Friday, the government also approved the Indian Navy's proposal to purchase 16 multi-role helicopters, the official said.

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[video] Amazon and Google Battle for Drone Supremacy

[at Bloomberg] - Aug. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Toscano, president of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, discusses Amazon's battle against Google for drone supremacy and weighs in on the commercial ...

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