How feasible are Elon Musk’s plans to settle on Mars? A planetary scientist explains

How feasible are Elon Musk’s plans to settle on Mars? A planetary scientist explains
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http://ift.tt/2dk34rJ The health of astronauts will be one of the main challenges for Musk. (credit: D. Mitriy/wikimedia, CC BY-ND) By Christian Schroeder, Lecturer in Environmental Science & Planetary Exploration, University of Stirling. Disclosure statement: Christian Schroeder is a NASA Mars Exploration Rover Athena Science Team collaborator. University of Stirling provides funding as a member of The […]

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IBM researcher builds a phase-change capable artificial neuron

IBM researcher builds a phase-change capable artificial neuron

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Computers have long been compared to artificial brains, but now IBM has followed the comparison and built a working artificial neuron. The tech giant’s research center in Zurich created 500 of them to simulate a signal transfer similar to how the pro… from Engadget RSS Feed https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/03/ibm-researcher-builds-a-phase-change-capable-artificial-neuron/

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A company is giving away free land to new recruits

A company is giving away free land to new recruits
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When the Facebook post first appeared online in late August, it seemed like a hoax. A small business in Canada was offering free land as a signing bonus for new employees. Even the sweetest of Silicon Valley perks—free meals, climbing walls, laundry pick-up services, egg-freezing benefits—seem less enticing than a piece of earth to call…

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