UK to Permit Driverless Cars on Public Roads in 2015
Google Self-Driving Car
July 31st, 2014
Starting in January 2015, the United Kingdom will allow driverless cars on public roads, U.K. government officials said.
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Google Searches Could Predict the Next Financial Crisis
July 29th, 2014
Can Google predict the future of financial markets? New research suggests that Google Trends, which tracks search terms over time, can be used to forecast changes in stock prices.
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Giant Galaxy-Spying Telescope Set to Break Ground in Hawaii
TMT top view
July 29th, 2014
A giant, 100-foot-diameter (30 meters) telescope has been green-lighted for construction on the island of Hawaii.
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Explainer: Israel's Iron Dome Anti-Missile System
An Israeli Iron Dome missile is fired
July 30th, 2014
The breakdown of an initial ceasefire between Israeli forces and Hamas last weekend played out to a familiar soundtrack: air-raid sirens and the menacing hiss of incoming rocket fire, followed in many cases by Iron Dome missiles intercepting their targets
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Holy Hogwarts! New 'Invisible' Materials Made with Light
Nanoparticle metamaterials
July 28th, 2014
Invisibility cloaks may not be a reality yet, but a new method of building materials with light could one day be used to make these kinds of cloaking devices, researchers say.
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Ohio Fire Disaster Spotlights Need for Fracking Info (Op-Ed)
Ohio fracking fire response
July 30th, 2014
With fracking chemicals kept secret, first responders are left in the dark.
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Drones Could Grow to $11 Billion Industry by 2024
MQ-1 Predator Drone
July 29th, 2014
A new report detailing the growth of the drone industry finds that over the next 10 years, the amount of money spent annually on drones and their accompanying technologies will likely double worldwide.
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