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Ripple (XRP) on Friday rose from $0.29065 up to $0.32853 a rise of 37 percent since Ripple had bottomed out at a mere $0.24711. The market cap of Ripple or XRP the third largest cryptocoin by market cap, is now just short of $13 billion.

China set to launch lunar rover to far side of moon in December

China's space agency this week shared new details about its upcoming Chang'e-4 mission, which aims to launch two robots to the far side of the moon.

New study predicts the next five years will get even hotter

This summer's worldwide heatwave makes 2018 a particularly hot year. But according to a new study - at the global level, 2018-2022 may be an even hotter period than expected based on current global warming.

Google updates site to clarify location tracking policy

In light of a recent investigation outing the fact that Google doesn't actually stop tracking users and storing their location data when they ask it to, the company has updated their website.

Cashierless retail is becoming more mainstream

Inokyo bills itself as a "cashierless store where you can grab and go," meaning that customers walk in, pick up what they want, and leave — without standing in line waiting to check out.

Barcode recognition system to help blind people shop

A new barcode recognition system has been designed to help blind and visually impaired people to navigate around stores and to assist them with shopping.

Coinbase files for patent on new bitcoin payment system

The cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has recently filed for a patent. The patent is for a new system that would enable online users to make their bitcoin payments more securely.

New pesticide is as harmful to bumblebees as Neonicotinoids

Agricultural pesticides are used to kill the pests that damage or destroy our crops, but at the same time, these pest killers are also killing the very pollinators that make agriculture possible. So it is with Sulfoxaflor, a new pesticide.

Augmented reality software helping in battle against wildfires

As large swathes of California continue to be consumed by wildfires, some fire departments have turned to Augmented Reality to keep personnel in the field informed with real-time updates and information.

Bitcoin well above $6,000 level but bullish trend uncertain

While bitcoin's price is staying well above the $6,000 level it is trading within a relatively narrow range at present after rising above the $6,500 level yesterday.

Amazon reportedly trying to buy Landmark Movie Theatres

On August 16, it was reported that Amazon, the Seattle based commerce and cloud computing company, is in the running to acquire the Landmark Movie Theaters.

Electron tunneling for new light emitting devices

Researchers have applied solution-based chemical synthesis techniques in order to improve light emitting devices. The new technique could assist with the development of more advanced electronic devices.

Amount of water used for fracking has reached a 'tipping point'

As the fracking boom matures, the drilling industry's use of water and other fluids to produce oil and natural gas has grown dramatically in the past several years, outstripping the growth of the fossil fuels it produces.

Bitcoin manages to break through the $6,500 level briefly

Bitcoin rose today well over $6,500 after it had fallen below the $6,000 level yesterday and looked headed for a record new low for the year.

Economic damages from climate change have been underestimated

Economists have largely underestimated the economic damages from ignoring climate change and pursuing a "business-as-usual" course of action. However, economic modeling gives us a clearer picture of what we can expect if we ignore climate change.

'Monster Hunter' on hold as China hits pause on new video games

China appears to have halted approvals of new online game licences, with reports Wednesday that a government shake-up was causing paralysis in the world's biggest gaming market.

New species of orchid discovered in Peruvian jungle

Botanists have discovered a new species of orchid in Peru's central Amazonian rainforest, the country's national parks service announced Tuesday.

The digital economy will redefine the future of work

In the coming years, millions of workers will see their jobs change as a result of digital transformation and artificial intelligence technologies. While AI will create new jobs, the positions will require a different set of skills.

Canadian startup betting big on motion-gesture technology

Motion-gesture technology is set to take over where voice-recognition technology left off as the new frontier of human-machine interaction, and Canadian startup Motion Gestures says it wants to bring this tech into the consumer mainstream.

Erdogan says Turkey to boycott US electronic goods

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said Turkey would boycott US electronic goods like the iPhone in retaliation for punitive sanctions from Washington, as the Turkish lira finally clawed back some ground after going into a tailspin over the tens...

Tech giants face hefty fines under Australia cyber laws

Tech companies could face fines of up to Aus$10 million (US$7.3 million) if they fail to hand over customer information or data to Australian police under tough cyber laws unveiled Tuesday.

Ripple (XRP) price continues down with no sign of recovery

In spite of some good news, the price of Ripple (XRP) still seems to be in the grip of a bear market even though many other cryptocoins appear to be in at least a slight recovery.

Bitcoin price survives weekend above $6,000 level

Bitcoin's (BTC) price is staying above $6,000 for now although so far today it has not managed to stay above $6,500 for long. Trading again seems to be contained so far in a relatively narrow range.

Borden Lake mine to become the world's first all-electric project

As the world’s fourth-largest gold mining company, Vancouver, British Columbia-based Goldcorp has received criticism about the impact it has on the environment. Partnering with mining-equipment company Sandvik, Goldcorp is out to change its image.

Moth fibers inspire air-conditioned fabrics

Researchers have developed a new fabric, described as ‘air conditioned’, by copying the intricate patterns of silk produced from moth larvae. The fabric will be the basis of new, cooler clothing.

Netflix Chief Financial Officer to step down after eight years

On August 13, Netflix announced that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) David Wells is going to step down after eight years in this position.

Essential Science: Killing bacteria with new biocide mist

The elimination of pathogenic bacteria is a key part of contamination control. However, many disinfectants are either not available in vapor form or they are harmful to users. A new ‘breathable mist’ offers a solution.

Indonesian island lifted 10 inches by deadly quake

Scientists with NASA/Caltech's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis project (ARIA) used new satellite data to produce a map of ground deformation on the resort island of Lombok, Indonesia, following a deadly 6.9-magnitude earthquake on August 5.

Diamond technology creates low-cost medical imaging

As well as being prized as items of jewelry, diamonds have a number of industrial uses. A new study shows how diamonds are being used to improve the quality of medical imaging and to lower production costs.

Tunable graphene can aid future electronic devices

Graphene, the material with many useful properties, including strength, transparency and conductivity, can be ‘tuned’ and this new ability has a potential use with next-generation electronic devices.

The global state of digital transformation: Survey

Fujitsu has released a new survey on the global state of digital transformation, drawing on a recent survey of 1,535 C-level executives working in enterprises of different sizes and scope, from across 16 countries.

NASA launches Parker Solar Probe in first mission to 'touch Sun'

NASA on Sunday blasted off its first-ever spaceship to explore the Sun, the $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe, on a strategic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms.

Bitcoin is now half of total cryptocurrency market capitalization

Bitcoin (BTC) now has reached the stage where it makes up fully half of the entire capitalization of the cryptocurrency market. Just past 03:00 UTC August 11 CoinMarketCap's bitcoin dominance rate reached 50 percent, the first time since Dec. 19, 2017.

FDA approves 'Natural Cycles' birth control app

The FDA has now granted marketing approval to an app that tracks a user's temperature and menstrual cycle in order to determine which days they are fertile and which days they aren't.

Toyota improves fuel cell truck

Toyota have been investing in low polluting fuel cells for large vehicles. The company has been experimenting with hydrogen powered fuel cell drive vehicles since 2017. The new design offers increased range.

Facebook adds new requirements for pages with large US following

On Friday, Facebook announced that authors of pages on the platform with a large audience in the United States would be subjected to a new authorization process.

The Sahara Desert is a hurricane-killer this season

The National Hurricane Center has been watching two systems in the Atlantic Ocean, one of which has a 25 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression in the next 48 hours. The second area of disturbance is given a 20 percent chance.

Microsoft's new cybersecurity framework

Microsoft's has developed a new framework could help policymakers better understand cybersecurity. The set of tools and associated research paper draw upon many years of expertise collected by the technology giant.

Top ten cybersecurity startup vendors revealed

The biggest cybersecurity investment rounds have been reviewed for 2018 so far, and the top ten leading startups have been identified in this expanding technology sector.

A solar-powered Airbus aircraft spends record 26 days aloft

Airbus' Zephyr S HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite) took off in Arizona on July 11th. It stayed aloft 25 days, 23 hours and 57 minutes to be exact. A few minutes short of the 26 days. The aircraft is not manned.

This startup is looking to help web workers solve their tab woes

A new startup is betting on the fact that, if you're someone who works using your web browser, you've definitely closed a tab that you didn't mean to close because there were just so many open.