OK Glass? Wearables march on despite Google’s setback

By New Scientist on 20th of January 2015

Google Glass is gone… at least for now. The US tech giant's controversial computing eyewear shut up shop last week. Google put out a positive statement, saying the Glass project was "graduating" from the company's secretive X lab in Mountain View, California, to its headquarters, where new versions will be developed.

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Man vs Drone: Some Pilots Fight Back Against Robots

By Wall Street Journal on 16th of January 2015

In an unfolding battle over U.S. skies, it’s man versus drone.Aerial surveyors, photographers and moviemaking pilots are increasingly losing business to robots that often can do their jobs faster, cheaper and better.That competition, paired with concerns about midair collisions with drones, has made…

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Plan B for climate change

By New Scientist on 16th of January 2015

Our planet's climate is anything but simple. All kinds of factors influence it, from massive events on the Sun to the growth of microscopic creatures in the oceans, and there are subtle interactions between many of these factors.Yet despite all the complexities, a firm and ever-growing body of evidence points to a clear picture: the world is warming, this warming is due to human activity increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and if emissions continue unabated the warming will too, with increasingly serious consequences.

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