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Hindustan Times 03 Dec 2022
Schaeffler Group inaugurates software technology centre. Schaeffler inaugurated a new centre of competence in software development in Baner ... Schaeffler will be investing 1 crore euros in this new location ... CIEL Group announces strategic investment in Jombay ... It will help us expand our client portfolio in the market.” ... ....
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Glitzy Crypto Award Show Gets Weird When Host Keeps Roasting Guests For Dismal Failure

Futurism 03 Dec 2022
The Crypties. This week in the cryptosphere was weird, however you slice it ... As such, you'd be forgiven for thinking that this would be a terrible week for the crypto industry to host its first high-dollar award show, but inexplicably they did exactly that. It was called The Crypties, and it sounds deeply peculiar. Host Roast ... cryptocurrency." ... ....
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The Ultimate Sign That NFTs Are Uncool: Museums Are Now Embracing Them

Futurism 03 Dec 2022
Buttoned Up. While some might argue that non-fungible tokens have always been uncool — or at least not cool enough to warrant BAYC-level price tags — there's now a surer sign than ever that the digital assets are doomed to be eternally unfashionable. museums apparently love 'em, according to The New York Times ... Rest in Punks. Cash Grab ... READ MORE ... ....
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Tesla Semi Truck Drives 500 Miles Fully Loaded

Futurism 02 Dec 2022
Mother Trucker. Tesla released a timelapse video of one of its all-electric Semi trucks driving a 500-mile journey while carrying 82,000 pounds, the equivalent of a full load, on a single charge. It's a seriously impressive feat, suggesting the Elon Musk-led company could have a big win on its hands when the trucks hit the market ... Expect Delays ... ....
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Europe's Central Bank Warns That Bitcoin Is on Its "Last Gasp"

Futurism 02 Dec 2022
Rebound, Schmebound. The European Central Bank is throwing some major shade at bitcoin even as it bounces back following the FTX collapse ... As the ECB notes, bitcoin's peak value of nearly $70,000 occurred only a year ago in November 2021, yet by June 2022 it had fallen dramatically to less than a third of that ... Bearish Bitcoin ... More on crypto crashes.
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Airbus to Strap Hydrogen Fuel Cell Engine to Massive Superjumbo Jet

Futurism 02 Dec 2022
Hydrogen Hype. Airbus has announced that it's strapping an experimental hydrogen fuel cell engine to a modified A380 superjumbo jet, an exciting new foray into the concept of powering commercial passenger aircraft with hydrogen alone ... Of course, that's all if the company can actually pull it off. ZEROe ... Running on Gas ... More on Airbus ... ....
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Scientists Say They've Figured Out the Ideal Urinal for Not Splashing Back

Futurism 02 Dec 2022
Pants Protection. Urinals are convenient, but they're not known for their cleanliness. Splashback is both annoying and unsanitary, not to mention a gross problem for those that keep our bathrooms clean. So scientists at the University of Waterloo in Canada took it upon themselves to design the perfect splash free urinal ... Urine Trouble ... Peak Peeing ... ....
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Billionaire Private Astronaut Suggests Reviving Dinosaurs

Futurism 01 Dec 2022
Inspiration Strikes. Earlier this week, news broke that a team of European scientists (who may or may not have ever pretty much any zombie movie ever made) had unthawed an ancient "zombie virus," discovered beneath a frozen Siberian lake ... Billionaire private astronaut Jared Isaacman, on the other hand? He's not scared. In fact, he's inspired ... Why Not.
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Former NASA Guy Drops Egg Out of Space, Tries to Keep It From Breaking

Futurism 01 Dec 2022
Egg Drop Coup. What would happen if you dropped an egg out of space?. It's the ultimate take on the age-old challenge you may already know from primary school. how do you design a contraption to gently land an egg from a steep drop without breaking? ... Cracking Some Eggs ... Parachutes and Airbags ... Fortunately, it survived the plummet intact ... More on Rober.
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Mark Zuckerberg Tries to Explain Why the Metaverse Is Great, Gets Attack of the Hiccups Instead

Futurism 01 Dec 2022
Hic-What?. While trying to explain the pros of the metaverse in an interview that took place within said metaverse, Meta-formerly-Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ran into a few hiccups — literally ... "Sorry," the Facebook founder admitted. "I have the hiccups.". "I just pounded my lunch really quickly before getting in here," he added ... Watch the interaction.
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Defective LED Streetlights Are Turning the Night Purple

Futurism 01 Dec 2022
Mood Lights. As cities around the world ditch old school sodium-vapor streetlights, they're quickly replacing them with modern LEDs. They're supposed to be cheaper and longer-lasting than their predecessors, but at least one of those claims isn't exactly panning out as intended ... It's not exactly dangerous, or even ugly ... pic.twitter.com/2KYlhoj3jg ... ....
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Black Hole In "Hyper-Feeding Frenzy" Chews Through Stars and Shoots Its Leftovers Towards Earth

Futurism 01 Dec 2022
Cosmic Combine. Using the Very Large Telescope (VLT), scientists have witnessed a black hole more than 8.5 billion light years away gorging on a star — the farthest distance at which astronomers have ever observed such an event ... But apparently, even black holes can need to belch after a heavy meal ... For now, anyway. Lucky Star ... That's quite the appetite.
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Another Crypto Exchange Is Laying Off 1,100 Employees

Futurism 01 Dec 2022
Powell Problems. The so-called "crypto winter" has claimed even more victims. Kraken, one the the cryptosphere's largest exchanges, just announced a major round of layoffs ... (Or, if we must. Krakenites.) Last Resort ... Sad! ... Now, Powell says, after exhausting "more preferable options" including hiring slowdowns, layoffs are their last resort ... ....
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The World Cup Is So High Tech That They Have to Charge the Balls

Futurism 30 Nov 2022
Serious Balls. Officiating World Cup games comes with extraordinary pressure, and over the years FIFA has been introducing new technology like video assisted refereeing (VAR) and goal-line observation tech to give referees a helping hand. Now, the next revelation in soccer technology may lie in the balls themselves ... World Cup balls getting charged.

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