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France Urgently Stopped Testing a Cannabis-Based Drug - 01/15/2016

On Friday morning, the French Health Minister announced commencing an investigation against yet unnamed pharmaceutical company’s clinical trials of a cannabis-based painkiller. The investigation began after five of the volunteers probing the medicine slipped into coma; another one was fixed brain death. On Friday, French Health Minister Marisol Touraine announced termination of testing a new...

LG to Invest $ 435 Million in Solar Panels - 01/14/2016

LG Electronics (LG) has announced plans to significantly expand its division dedicated to solar energy solutions, claiming multi-million dollar investment in the development of capacities for the production of solar panels in South Korea. LG has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korean city of Gumi on investments of $ 435 million (527.2 billion KRW) allocated to expansion of solar...

Virtual Reality Headset Oculus Rift Will Cost $ 599 - 01/07/2016

Many were looking forward for this day, the day when we know the date of market launch of the revolutionary VR-helmet from the company Oculus VR, owned by Facebook. Finally, the moment has come, and now we know exactly when the gadget goes on sale, and can stop guessing about its price. So, the headset Oculus Rift will be on the shelf in March, at the price of $ 599 plus shipping (another $ 30 on...

Japanese Mysophobics to Get a Washable Smartphone - 12/28/2015

Germophobia, or, else called, mysophobia is a fear of being infected by microbes in contact with another person or object. People suffering from this symptom, as a rule, are constantly washing their hands, trying not to touch anything or someone else and very rarely leave their scrubbed-clean houses. For such people, the Japanese company Kyocera is releasing a smartphone called Digno Rafre, which...

Twitter Patented An UAV Controlled by Tweets - 12/25/2015

Twitter company received a patent for an unmanned aerial vehicle, operated through short text messages. This is an innovation, since access to the gadget control will be available for several people at once. As stated in the patent’s text, the drone can record and transmit photos and videos, which are common functions for drones. However, the patented Twitter unit will be operated by demand...

Google to Cancel Passwords - 12/24/2015

Google Inc. launched testing a new method of user access to the service to ensure better protection against cyber-attacks and hacking accounts. Users won’t need password to access their Google accounts - just to respond to a special Google’s inquiry on your mobile device, and it’s done. Passwords for mailboxes and user accounts are often the most vulnerable point (users forget complicated...

Elon Musk's Falcon 9 Went Down in History - 12/22/2015

American Falcon 9 rocket has successfully completed its hour-long mission to take off and launch into the low orbit several satellites, and returned to Earth. This is the first vertical landing in the history, which complements list of records of Elon Musk’s company SpaceX. US private aerospace company SpaceX conducted the first successful horizontal landing of the first stage of its rocket at...

Artificial Intelligence Attracted $ 1 Billion Investment - 12/15/2015

Big investors from Silicon Valley have created a non-profit organization OpenAI, which will get to grips with research and development in the field of artificial intelligence. The project attracted investment of $ 1 billion in total. OpenAI’s activities will be financed by such well-known entrepreneurs like Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk, President of Y Combinator Sam Altman, co-founder of LinkedIn...

The Bank of England Assessed Chances of Humans and Robots in Competition for Jobs - 11/17/2015

Economists at the Bank of England calculated probability of replacing people with robots for different professions. According to the researchers, risk of losing their jobs threatens 15 million people in the UK and 80 million people in the US Personnel performing administrative, clerical and production tasks can be most likely replaced with robots and artificial intelligence system, said chief...

Japanese First Passenger Jet Airliner Made a Test Flight - 11/11/2015

A new Japanese passenger jet liner Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) on Wednesday made a test flight November 11. This is the first jet airliner, created in Japan. The plane took off from Nagoya Airport and returned to the airport an hour later. The manufacturer, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, live-webcasted the flight on its website. MRJ’s development took seven years. The first sample of the...
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