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Dec 17, 2022

Chemist From Cameroon Makes Cleaning Products

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Chemist Martial Gervais Oden-Bella developed a method for recycling used cooking oil by turning it into soap! Not only is he helping the environment, but he’s made a profitable business in the process.

In Cameroon, people were tossing the used oil down the drain, which can pollute water treatment systems and the environment. When the oil ends up in the environment, it’s harmful and toxic to wildlife. Now the businesses (restaurants and hotels in the southwestern city of Douala) save the used oil to give to Oden-Bella, who turns it into soap and other cleaning products.

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Dec 17, 2022

World’s first net-zero transatlantic flight: Fly London to New York on used cooking oil

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The United Kingdom government has announced that Virgin Atlantic will fly a historic net zero London-New York flight in 2023.

“For decades, flying from London to New York has symbolized aviation’s ability to connect people and drive international progress. It’s now going to be at the forefront of cutting carbon emissions from flying,” said British transport secretary Mark Harper.

“Not only will this flight pave the way for future generations, but it will demonstrate just how much we can achieve when we work together on a shared goal — bringing together some of the best businesses and academics in the world and led by a British airline.”

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Dec 17, 2022

New BladeRobots serve wind turbines ‘4 times faster’ than conventional methods

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AI is used by the robotic solution to swiftly adapt to all types of blades used in the sector.

Danish energy solutions provider Vestas has unveiled BladeRobots as a stand-alone business with an automated robotic technology solution for the maintenance of wind turbines.

The robot performs automated blade-leading edge maintenance up to “four times faster” than traditional manual methods, according to a press release by the company published on Wednesday.

Dec 16, 2022

Gates and Bezos back Neuralink-competitor Synchron in a new funding

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Many investors are jumping to inject money into the startup.

Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos-backed foundations (Gates Frontier and Bezos Expeditions) have joined other companies in investing $75 million in Synchron, the endovascular brain-computer interface (BCI) company, according to a press release by the organization published on Thursday. This is a Series C financing round led by ARCH Venture Partners that brings the total amount raised since inception to $145 million.

Many investors on board.

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Dec 16, 2022

Binance withdrawals surge to $3 billion, CEO CZ calls its ‘business as usual’

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A deja-vu in the crypto industry.

Withdrawals at the world’s largest crypto exchange platform, Binance, surged to $3 billion in a period of 24 hours, according to blockchain analytics firm Nansen.

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao called the incident “very normal market behavior,” CNN

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Dec 15, 2022

The Information

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The Information has a simple mission: deliver important, deeply reported stories about the technology business you won’t find elsewhere. Many of the most influential people in the industry turn to us for fresh information and original insight.

Dec 15, 2022

Astronaut selection 2021–22 FAQs

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The mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) is the peaceful exploration and use of space for the benefit of everyone. We watch over Earth, develop and launch inspiring and unique space projects, train astronauts and push the boundaries of science and technology, seeking answers to the big science questions about the Universe.

We are a community of scientists, engineers and business professionals from all over Europe working together in a diverse and multinational environment.

This page addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about becoming an ESA astronaut. If your question is not answered below, it may be answered in the Astronaut Applicant Handbook or vacancy notices.

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Dec 14, 2022

The Power of Artificial Intelligence for Government

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the Federal Government—and it’s up to you to make it work for your mission. Booz Allen can help. We deliver custom, secure solutions that allow government to responsibly unlock its potential.

Our AI experts, scientists, domain experts, and consultants understand the technologies that make AI possible, the policies that make it necessary, the business cases that make it strategic, and the solutions that make it powerful.

Dec 14, 2022

Visa to invest $1B in Africa over the next five years

Posted by in categories: business, climatology, government, sustainability

Global payments giant Visa says it will invest $1 billion by 2027 to expand its investments in Africa amidst a digital payments boom on the continent.

Visa chief Al Kelly announced this pledge on Wednesday during the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, a sub-event in the broader U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, a three-day event where U.S. President Joe Biden invited heads of state and senior government officials from Africa to discuss several issues ranging from food security to climate change.

“Visa has been investing in Africa for several decades to grow a truly local business, and today our commitment to the continent remains as firm and unwavering as ever,” said the Visa CEO in a statement.

Dec 14, 2022

ChatGPT Is a Tipping Point for AI

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Less than two weeks ago, OpenAI released ChatGPT, a powerful new chatbot that can communicate in plain English using an updated version of its AI system. While versions of GPT have been around for a while, this model has crossed a threshold: It’s genuinely useful for a wide range of tasks, from creating software to generating business ideas to writing a wedding toast. While previous generations of the system could technically do these things, the quality of the outputs was much lower than that produced by an average human. The new model is much better, often startlingly so.

Put simply: This is a very big deal.

We’re hitting a tipping point for artificial intelligence: With ChatGPT and other AI models that can communicate in plain English, write and revise text, and write code, the technology is suddenly becoming more useful to a broader population of people. This has huge implications. The ability to produce text and code on command means people are capable of producing more work, faster than ever before. Its ability to do different kinds of writing means it’s useful for many different kinds of businesses. Its capacity to respond to notes and revise its own work means there’s significant potential for hybrid human/AI work. Finally, we don’t yet know the limits of these models. All of this could mean sweeping changes for how — and what — work is done in the near future.

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