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Added 25 May, 2018

San Diego-headquartered Petco, a leading specialty retailer of pet products and services with more than 1,500 Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations in North America, has tapped Los Alamitos, California JustFoodForDogs to open hundreds of "stores within stores" with many of them featuring exhibition kitchens so customers can see how the food is...

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Added 21 May, 2018

Dutifully picking up where his carbon neutrality-aspiring predecessor left off, newly elected Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado made quite the pledge at his inauguration ceremony: by 2021 — the year of Costa Rica's bicentennial — the preternaturally happy Central American nation will have completely weaned itself off the use of fossil fuels...

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Added 18 May, 2018

Norway’s majestic fjords have become popular tourist attractions over the years. For example, more than 300.000 cruise passenger visited Geiranger last year and as a result of it, the local air pollution has become a periodical health hazard.

Now the Norwegian Parliament has acted to halt emissions from cruise ships and ferries in the...

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Added 17 May, 2018

The city of Venice has installed tourist turnstile checkpoints at main entry points to divert visitors along separate routes. Some residents last week protested the turnstiles (see photos in tweet below) and feel their city is increasingly becoming a theme park. Last month, Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro announced an ordinance that was in effect...

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Added 15 May, 2018

Produced by Nikola Motor Company, the trucks can travel between 500-1,200 miles on one 20-minute charge and will be integrated into the world’s largest brewer’s fleet from 2020. “At Anheuser-Busch we’re continuously searching for ways to improve sustainability across our entire value chain and drive our industry forward,” said AB InBev’s chief...

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Added 14 May, 2018

The new Artificial Intelligence program at Carnegie Mellon will be run out of the college’s School of Computer Science. It’ll involve the social and ethical impacts of A.I. as much as it will computational learning, along with the technical knowhow to have a decent grasp on what the future of A.I. is going to be, and maybe practical work on...

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Added 11 May, 2018

The Welsh Government will work with City to Sea - a group campaigning against single-use plastics - on developing a refill campaign for Wales, and will collaborate with water companies, businesses and charities to achieve this aim. As its Government considers its involvement in the proposed UK-wide deposit return scheme (DRS), announced by...

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Added 10 May, 2018

A long-standing goal of human-computer interaction has been to enable people to have a natural conversation with computers, as they would with each other. In recent years, we have witnessed a revolution in the ability of computers to understand and to generate natural speech, especially with the application of deep neural networks (e.g., Google...

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Added 8 May, 2018

The restaurant-as-coworking-space concept isn’t exactly new. Nor is the idea of double-duty public spaces. But man, are there a lot of options these days, even compared to a couple years ago. The match makes sense. According to one study, an estimated 5.1 million people worldwide will be using a coworking space by 2022. But not all of them can...

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Added 7 May, 2018

Virgin Trains have today become the first travel operator in the world to sell tickets through Amazon Alexa, with customers now able to book Advance Single tickets using just their voice.

The innovative collaboration will enable rail travellers to sort their tickers with one simple voice-based transaction via an Alexa-enabled Amazon...