• Will Lab-Grown Meat Solve Climate Change?
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    In 2013, the first lab-grown burger was cooked and eaten at a press conference for a hefty price of $330,000. The event marked the first use of cellular agriculture, a method of growing animal cells artificially in a lab to make meat from scratch. Since then the technology hasn’t changed too much, but hundreds of […]

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  • Electric Cars and Solar Space Stations
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    The great inventor Nikola Tesla once envisioned a world of unlimited wireless access to electricity. In 2017, scientists at Stanford University nearly achieved Tesla’s dreams by creating a new method of wirelessly transmitting electricity to nearby moving objects. The technology works by sending electricity through wires which create an oscillating magnetic field. This field then […]

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  • The Return of the Net Neutrality Debate
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    In 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed net neutrality, an act established by the Obama administration to prevent Internet service providers discriminating how broadband is used. This act, passed in February 2015, helped ensure equal usage of the internet by making it illegal for companies to block or slow down internet speeds when accessing […]

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  • The World’s Most Valuable AI Unicorn
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    SenseTime is an Artificial Intelligence startup based in China. The company researches and develops several practical AI services, including intelligent video analytics, identity verification, mobile internet, and autonomous vehicle tech, all of which make SenseTime China’s largest AI algorithm provider. Large international companies are looking to make strides in emerging AI technologies, and China hopes […]

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  • Lion Air 610
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    On October 29, 2018, Lion Air 610, a flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang, crashed thirteen minutes after takeoff into the Java Sea. 189 passengers and crew were killed, leaving no survivors, making this the deadliest crash involving a Boeing 737. In addition, this was the first major incident for the new Boeing 737 MAX […]

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  • China’s AI News Anchor Isn’t Really AI
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    Last week, a government-owned Chinese news agency unveiled what they called the world’s first AI news anchor. The anchor, created by XinHua News, was modeled after a real news anchor who works for the agency. The anchor made its debut at the World Internet Conference. During its unveiling, it boasted about its ability to broadcast […]

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  • Why the World is Running out of Pilots
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    In the 1960s, the job of a pilot was seen as equal to that of a doctor. Pilots were treated like celebrities and paid almost as high. But that has since changed. According to Boeing, the world will need 790,000 pilots by 2037. However, a decreasing level of interest has made airlines nervous about the […]

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  • The Soyuz Rocket Failure and What It Means for Commercial Space Flight
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    On Thursday, October 11th, NASA’s Expedition 57 to the International Space Station failed to reach orbit due to an anomaly in the Soyuz rocket launch sequence. The two Flight Engineers onboard, American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, successfully aborted the launch and landed safely in Kazakhstan approximately 34 minutes after the malfunction. […]

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  • AmazonGo: Out Go the Jobs?
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    For my first ever Parkman Post article back in April of 2016, I wrote about Amazon’s “AmazonFresh”, the company’s attempt to establish itself in the grocery delivery market. But, within that same year, I and many others were introduced to a new Amazon branch dedicated to the grocery business called “Amazon Go” through a killer […]

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  • Apple’s Newest Release
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    On September 21, 2018, Apple, the international technology giant, releases its brand new line of iPhones – the iPhone XS and XS Max. The new phones retain the design of the iPhone X, with the XS featuring a 5.8-inch OLED display, and the XS Max featuring a 6.5-inch OLED display, as well as stainless steel […]

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