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China Opens e-CNY Research Institute, Appoints First Expert Panel

Last updated: April 19, 2024 01:31 EDT | 1 min read The e-CNY Research Institute has been inaugurated to support advancements of China’s central bank digital currency (CBDC). According to a recent report by MPayPass, institute was unveiled at the “2024 Second e-CNY Industry Sustainable Development Seminar” in Suzhou, where industry experts gathered to mark …

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Three ways the US could help universities compete with tech companies on AI innovation

But today, large foundational models, or LFMs, like ChatGPT, Claude, and Gemini require such vast computational power and such extensive data sets that private companies have replaced academia at the frontier of AI. Empowering our universities to remain alongside them at the forefront of AI research will be key to realizing the field’s long-term potential. …

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The Download: American’s hydrogen train experiment, and why we need boring robots

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology Hydrogen trains could revolutionize how Americans get around Like a mirage speeding across the dusty desert outside Pueblo, Colorado, the first hydrogen-fuel-cell passenger train in the United States is getting warmed up on …

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How to build a thermal battery

This article is from The Spark, MIT Technology Review’s weekly climate newsletter. To receive it in your inbox every Wednesday, sign up here. The votes have been tallied, and the results are in. The winner of the 11th Breakthrough Technology, 2024 edition, is … drumroll please … thermal batteries!  While the editors of MIT Technology …

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JACK POSOBIEC: ‘You may not be interested in lawfare, but lawfare may be interested in you’

On Tuesday’s episode of Human Events Daily, Jack Posobiec called out the left for its use of lawfare to take on political opposition as they see Donald Trump and Republicans nearing closer to winning the presidential election in November. “You think the political process is where this plays out anymore? No. This plays out in …

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2024: The Best Influencer-Approved ‘Fashion Mom’ Styles

Kamila Zhaxylykova, Founder and Designer of Marbl. Marbl With the power of social media, it’s no surprise that fashion runways and legacy couturiers are no longer the sole forecasters of what’s cool, trendy, and chic. Influencers on platforms such as Instagram and TikTok have helped sway public opinion of what we should/can wear (whether we …

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Netflix to stop reporting subscriber tally as streaming wars cool

By Lisa Richwine and Dawn Chmielewski LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Netflix on Thursday unexpectedly announced that it will stop reporting subscriber numbers each quarter, a decision seen as a sign that years of customer gains in the streaming wars are coming to an end. Shares of the streaming video pioneer fell after it reported a large …

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Stocks end near flat as investors assess earnings, data

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) -U.S. stocks closed near the unchanged mark on Thursday, as investors sifted through the latest corporate earnings, while economic data and comments from Federal Reserve officials suggested the central bank was unlikely to cut interest rates in the near future. Economic data showed that the labor market remained resilient, …

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