Tropical Storm Harvey: Is Twitter becoming the new 911?

Rescue efforts in natural disasters have traditionally started with a 911 call. But now as the state of Texas deals with the devastation of Tropical Storm Harvey, live-saving situations are often being handled in 140 characters or less.

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Researchers say they've found lost wonder of the world

They were considered the eighth natural wonder of the world and the greatest tourist attraction in the Southern Hemisphere in the mid-1800s—and then they were gone: The Pink and White Terraces of Lake Rotomahana in New Zealand’s North Island spellbound visitors until June 1886 when Mount Tarawera erupted, wiping the silica sinter (a kind of quartz) formations off the map.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/14/researchers-say-theyve-found-lost-wonder-world.html

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Discovery of horned 'triceratops-style' dinosaur in North America could rewrite Earth's history

Archaeologists have found the remains of a dinosaur that could reshape our understanding of the natural history of planet Earth.

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UK asks Internet to name vessel, gets 'Boaty McBoatface'

When the Natural Environment Research Council in the UK put the naming of its $300 million Antarctic survey vessel to a public vote online, well, the Internet had a little fun.

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Apple enhances Siri team with purchase of VocalIQ, a car-focused British speech tech firm

Article Image Natural language processing firm VocalIQ, a U.K. company with a particular interest in voice control within automobiles, has reportedly been acquired by Apple, in a likely attempt to bolster its voice-driven personal assistant Siri.

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New polymers use visible light to offer 35 times more wireless bandwidth

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New research from the University of St. Andrews has demonstrated a natural white LED that can encode data using visible light — and transmit it at speeds that dwarf the WiFi networks available today.

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IBM's Watson May Change the Face of Business Analytics


IBM on Tuesday announced Watson Analytics, a natural language-based cognitive service designed to provide businesses with instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytics tools. It runs on desktop PCs and mobile devices. Watson Analytics offers self-service analytics including data refinement and data warehousing services. It automates data preparation, predictive analysis, and visual storytelling for business professionals in data-intensive areas such as marketing, sales, operations, finance and human resources.

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