Science


Inspire Americans like JF Kennedy did: Bill Gates urges Donald Trump

After a call on energy with Trump, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates fears for federal support of renewables under the president-elect. The increased research in energy technologies that will result from Mission Innovation will allow new companies to appear, and the Breakthrough Energy Ventures Fund will help the companies develop.



Google Spins Autonomous Vehicle Project Off On Its Own As 'Waymo'

Mere hours later, Alphabet , Google's parent company, launched a new business, Waymo. Also, he didn't give a statement on a report in Bloomberg that Google would be opening its own ride-sharing provision in business with Fiat Chrysler using the Italian auto producer's Pacifica minivans as its convoy of self-driving minicabs.


Eriksen shines as Spurs hammer hapless Hull 3-0

Eriksen shines as Spurs hammer hapless Hull 3-0

So, Spurs' season is not really going to plan. Mousa Dembele was substituted during that game after being kicked on the foot, making him a fitness doubt. Attack: Spurs will continue to be without Erik Lamela. The side's ability to respond to disappointment is also encouraging: Swansea were despatched 5-0 after two defeats at Monaco and Chelsea, while against Hull, they showed no hangover from last Sunday's 1-0 loss at Manchester United.



Help count birds for science during Audubon's annual Christmas Bird Count

The 117th annual National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count will provide a challenge for local bird enthusiasts this weekend. According to the National Audubon Society, a year ago more than 59,000 people participated in more than 1,900 counts in the United States and reported observing more than 54 million birds.


Panasonic Unveils Its Automated Grocery Shopping Experience

Panasonic Unveils Its Automated Grocery Shopping Experience

Self-service checkouts have already diminished the need for human staff in shops, yet the growing push for retail automation from companies like Amazon threaten to do away with their need completely. But what Panasonic is talking about goes further than current self-checkout into the realm of fully automated checkout, and what could be easier than that? Panasonic's system plans to use a basket to scans items kitted with electronic tags as they're being put inside.


With an airdrop of popcorn, Amazon makes drone delivery history

With an airdrop of popcorn, Amazon makes drone delivery history

Bezos himself tweeted the announcement early Wednesday, saying that the first Amazon Prime Air customer delivery was "in the books". We will deploy when and where we have the regulatory support needed to safely realize our vision. To ensure safety of air deliveries, Amazon says the drones will be built with "multiple redundancies". While the trials are happening in the United Kingdom, Amazon hopes that it can bring drone delivery to other markets as well.