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Rising sea levels could submerge 13,000 US historical sites by end of century – study

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 12:13 More than 13,000 archaeological sites in the southeastern United States could be submerged by rising sea levels by the year 2100, a new study says. The researchers warned that sea level changes could be “far greater” and occur “far faster” than predicted. Read more The study, led by archaeology Professor David Anderson of the ...

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‘Megathrust’ earthquake & devastating tsunami could hit New Zealand, scientists warn

New Zealand could be potentially hit by a massive magnitude 9.0 earthquake followed by a “towering” tsunami, scientists warn. According to the researchers, a 2016 quake that hit the area reawakened a hazardous fault that was believed to be dormant. The Hikurangi subduction zone – a deep trench in the Earth’s crust running along the eastern shore of New Zealand’s ...

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The robots are coming! Technology could replace up to 800mn jobs by 2030, study says

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 15:18 All the effort you put into studying at university may not have been enough – because robots could be coming for your job. A new study found that as many as 800 million workers could be replaced by technology by 2030. The study from the McKinsey Global Institute, the research arm of the economic think ...

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Oil price could jump to $80 per barrel says economist Jim O’Neill

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 13:50 Edited time: 29 Nov, 2017 13:52 Crude prices could return to the levels last seen in 2014, according to a prediction by economist Jim O’Neill, former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. “While oil prices could be about $ 60 per barrel in November 2018, my guess is that they will have risen to ...

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Analyst says Apple could have sold 6 million iPhone X units during Black Friday weekend

Apple hasn’t shared any exact number, but Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang calculated that Apple may have sold as many as 6 million iPhone X units this weekend alone, StreetInsider reported. With such a big number, it’s hard to grasp Apple’s success with the iPhone X. Last quarter, Apple sold 39.3 million iPhones when you combine all iPhone models. In ...

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Battery breakthrough could spell end of exploding phones and product recalls

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 05:24 Scientists have developed a new type of flame-extinguishing chemical that can stop phone batteries from overheating and catching fire – an innovation that promises to deliver bigger and more powerful batteries that could revolutionize our world. The breakthrough by the team from the University of Tokyo in Japan could also mean the end of ...

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EU could add post-Brexit Britain to its tax-haven blacklist unless it cleans up its act

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 13:02 British financial services could face heavy penalties post-Brexit unless the UK cleans up its tax-haven policies, it has been warned. The EU has announced plans to blacklist and sanction tax-haven countries. The EU is set to publish a list of tax havens on December 5. Analysis by the Tax Justice Network, using the EU’s ...

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Bitcoin could 'easily' reach $40,000, says man who predicted current high

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 09:41 The world’s most valuable cryptocurrency bitcoin can quadruple in price from the current record high of $ 10,000 in the next 13 months, predicts former Fortress hedge fund manager Michael Novogratz. “Bitcoin could be at $ 40,000 at the end of 2018. It easily could,” Novogratz told CNBC. On Monday, the digital currency smashed ...

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Apple could use machine learning to shore up LiDAR limitations in self-driving

Apple has a new paper published in Cornell’s arXiv open directory of scientific research, describing a method for using machine learning to translate the raw point cloud data gathered by LiDAR arrays into results that include detection of 3D objects, including bicycles and pedestrians, with no additional sensor data required. The paper is one of the clearest looks yet we’ve ...

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Russia-led free trade zone could include South Korea

Published time: 27 Nov, 2017 09:56 Edited time: 27 Nov, 2017 09:59 The start of a free trade area between South Korea and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is right around the corner as tough negotiations are going on at the moment, according to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov. Read more “Negotiations on the issue are underway and several ...

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