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10,000 Year Clock is gearing up for visitors

With $42 million in funding from Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, the Long Now Foundation can afford to take the long view about a massive clock designed to run for 10,000 years — but it’s also open to hosting visitors in the nearer term. … Continue reading

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Revisit the wacky world of corporate musicals

No fan of Broadway musicals should miss classics like “I Never Enjoyed My Operation More,” “My Insurance Man” and “My Bathroom Is a Private Kind of Place.” What’s that? Never heard of ’em? For decades, those songs were heard only by employees at morale-boosting … Continue reading

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Report: Flying-car market could hit $1.5 trillion

The market for autonomous flying cars — also known as eVTOL aircraft, air taxis or personal air vehicles — could amount to nearly $1.5 trillion by the year 2040, according to an in-depth analysis from Morgan Stanley Research. The financial company’s … Continue reading

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AI2 and Microsoft join forces on academic search

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, also known as AI2, is partnering with Microsoft Research to widen the sphere of scientific search tools by connecting AI2’s Semantic Scholar academic search engine with the Microsoft Academic Graph. Semantic Scholar is a free online tool makes use of … Continue reading

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New crypto needed for quantum computing age

A new report from computer scientists estimates that it’s likely to be at least a decade before quantum computing tools become powerful enough to compromise the current system of public-key cryptography that serves as the foundation for data security and financial transactions. … Continue reading

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GM shifts its president to CEO spot at Cruise

General Motors has shuffled its executive team to put its president, Dan Ammann, into the CEO spot at its autonomous-vehicle subsidiary, Cruise Automation. Cruise co-founder Kyle Vogt will move out of the CEO role and partner with Ammann to set the … Continue reading

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Lion Air 737 crash probe focuses on faulty sensor

Right from the start of last month’s fatal flight of a Lion Air 737 MAX jet from Indonesia, pilots were struggling with an automatic flight control system that had caused problems during a flight the day before, according to a … Continue reading

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