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  • 70-metre test bike path generates 3,000 kWh, or enough electricity to power a small household for a year.
  • More than the 70kwh per square metre per year expected.
  • Pilots Borschberg and Piccard take turns piloting the Solar Impulse 2 to circumnavigate the globe.
  • Picard is able to stay awake for a total of 86 hours with 20-minute periods of hypnosis or sleep a dozen times a day.
  • Borschberg takes 20-minute naps about 10 to 12 times per day while the plane is on autopilot.
  • "Shazam announced today that it has expanded its popular music discovery app to include the ability to scan and recognize visual objects."
  • "Users can use their smartphone camera to scan things like posters, magazine pages, or some packaged goods"
  • Shazam has 100 million monthly active users
  • "You might like these so-called free services but we don’t think they’re worth having your email, your search history and now even your family photos data mined and sold off for god knows what advertising purpose."
  • "We believe that people have a fundamental right to privacy. The American people demand it, the constitution demands it, morality demands it.”
  • The mini jet engine project took place at GE Aviation's Additive Development Center outside Cincinnati.
  • it is a foot-long jet engine, complete with fan blades and internal compressor. 3D printing "allowed the developers to use different kinds of alloys and totally new geometry."
  • spooled up to 33,000 rpm in a recent test cell
  • It helps users assign different functionalities to different parts of the interface
  • White space helps group related data because our short-term memory retains an average of 7 data points before forgetting
  • Reducing cognitive load with white space in UI design makes it more usable and enjoyable
  • Of all extracurricular activities, former high school athletes incomes are 5 and 15% higher than others
  • High-school athletes were also perceived to be better leaders and more confident than people who participated in other extracurriculars
  • Research reported that athletes give more money to charity and volunteer more time in their old age
  • They're testing whether lower cost and convenience of cards and smartphones for payments outweigh risks of fraud and people being left behind
  • Sweden, Denmark and Finland lead the way
  • Electronic fraud has doubled in the Sweden in the past decade to about 140,000 cases in 2013
  • 90% of cases of late stage prostate cancer can now be linked to changes in the DNA of sufferers
  • Doctors can start testing for mutations and give patients with cancer existing drugs known to target the specific aberrations
  • Next, researchers will genetically sequence tumor cells and track the course of the disease to see how it responds to treatments
  • Launched 2 years ago, Slack has been growing 5%/week for 70 straight weeks
  • 98% of people who have ever paid for Slack are still paying for it
  • CEO Stewart Butterfield says he's gotten 8-10 acquisition offers
  • Pew survey shows 51% Generation Xers also get political or government-related news from Facebook vs 39% baby boomers
  • Last month, Facebook began hosting and publishing "Instant Articles" from organizations like National Geographic
  • Facebook has been criticized in the past for allegedly showing users stories or status updates that they're more likely to agree with
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