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Korea’s KAIST University Adds Blockchain Application Courses to Curriculum

South Korea’s leading technology university, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), is working with Theta Labs, the first blockchain-based video delivery system, to introduce students to an entirely new set of coursework regarding the applications of blockchain technology.   “We’re kicking things off with a seminar at the electrical engineering school this Friday [the 16th] where we’ll be ...

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Apple Wins Stop Slavery Award From Thomson Reuters Foundation for Its Supply Chain Efforts

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts today accepted the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Stop Slavery Award on behalf of Apple at the Trust Conference, an annual human rights gathering. Apple received the award for its efforts to stop forced labor in its supply chain. Apple has long banned suppliers from requiring workers to pay off debt or withholding passports. “Just like we ...

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OpenStack Foundation Changes Name of the OpenSt… » Linux Magazine

The OpenStack Foundation has decided to change the name of the OpenStack Summit to Open Infrastructure Summit at the last OpenStack Summit in Berlin. The name change was expected as the OpenStack Foundation was trying to position itself outside of the OpenStack world and as an organization to help manage their massive infrastructure. During a press conference in Berlin, Mark ...

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Liquid-Gated Membranes Filter Water With Higher Efficiency, Longer Time to Foul

Liquid-gated membranes (white, on left) offer a more economical, less energy-intensive way to filter substances from liquids, as their specially coated, porous surfaces (right, SEM image) resist accumulation and can be tuned to allow particles of specific sizes to pass through. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University Filtering and treating water, both for human consumption and to clean industrial and ...

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Tropical Cyclone Gaja approaching Southeastern India

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Northern Indian Ocean and captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Gaja approaching the southeastern coast of India at 2:36 a.m. EDT (0736 UTC) on Nov. 14, 2018. Credit: NASA/NOAA/NRL Tropical Cyclone Gaja continued to track toward a landfall in southeastern India when NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite… Source link

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What Does Sunrise on Mars Sound Like? Listen Here.

Thanks to our robotic emissaries, we humans know what a sunrise& on Mars looks like without ever having set foot on the Red Planet ourselves — but what does it sound like? That’s the question that struck a pair of sound scientists when they saw the photo snapped by NASA’s Opportunity rover of its 4,999th sunrise on Mars. The ...

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Modern lifestyles shaped our evolution only a few thousand years ago

Living with livestock may have shaped our immune systemsFrank Bienewald/Getty By Michael Marshall ARE humans still evolving? Because evolution usually takes many generations, it is hard to tell. But two new genetic studies reveal DNA changes that took hold within the last few thousand years, suggesting that modern lifestyles have recently shaped our evolution – and are probably still doing ...

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