Tech & Science NewsTicker – April 25th, 2018

Top Stories

Suspect In Iceland Bitcoin Mining Heist Arrested in Amsterdam
#MeToo activists in China are turning to the blockchain to dodge censorship
Bitcoin price surges by a third as cryptocurrency breaks above $9000
Facebook shuts down custom feed-sharing prompts and 12 other APIs
Russia to present modern combat drones during military parade on Victory Day, – media
The Army Is Developing Stealthy 3D Printed Squid Drones
YouTube removed 8.3 million videos in the last quarter of 2017
16 Exchanges Pledge to Restore Crypto Market Confidence
Liquid cell transmission electron microscopy makes a window into the nanoscale
Threat Actors Turn to Blockchain Infrastructure to Host & Hide Malicious Activity
WhatsApp raises minimum age in Europe to 16 ahead of data law change
Amazon Is Ramping up Its (Still Rather) Secretive Home Robot Project
Japanese firms see big future for small-scale industrial robots
Another Police Official Arrested In Alleged Bitcoin Extortion Plot
New take on early evolution of photosynthesis
Amazon introduces AWS Blockchain Templates
Spotify Targets 1.5 Billion YouTube Users With New Free Service
What is Blockchain and What Can it Do for the Fashion Industry?
TRENDING: Robots And Humans Join Forces To Speed eCommerce
Jet Technologies launches bio-plastic coffee packaging
Chinese biopharma firms ‘well ahead’ in race to use CRISPR in humans
Pentagon AI center progressing, but hypersonics and lasers may not get same treatment
Why Airbnb believes machine learning needs ‘thinking’
The Mesh Network Subconsciously Connecting ‘Westworld’s Hosts, Explained
Cloud Security Alliance’s Newest Research Report Examines a Day Without Safe Cryptography
YouTube deletes 5 million videos for content violation
There’s Hydrogen In That There Biogas
Why Are Militants Using Drones? UAV Weapons Have Spread Far Beyond Nation States

Manufacturing Watch

3D printing to study sexual behaviour of yellow toads in Costa Rica
“Soft” 3-D Bioprinting: Solving the Hard Problem of Artificial Organs
Griffith uses 3D bio-printing to design personalized replacement bone for SLIL wrist injuries
Light-induced dynamic structural color by intracellular 3D photonic crystals in brown algae
Aerospace, Defense See 3D Printing as Vital, Executive Says
New LulzBot Mini 2 3D printer launched at RAPID
US Military studies invertebrates for 3D printing active materials in robots
nScrypt Demonstrates Ability to 3D Print Embedded Sensors for Medical Devices
Markforged ships Metal X 3D printing systems, completes first install with STANLEY Infrastructure Innovation

Tech and Science Watch

Xbox Live And Discord Announce Platform-Uniting Partnership
Spotify launches a redesigned app with on-demand playlists for free users
South Florida companies show off new tech at eMerge Americas (Photos)
Children Have Higher Energy Levels Than Adults And Are In Better Shape Than A Professional Athlete, Study Says
NASA to make orbiting lunar base decision in early 2019
SpaceX To Build Its Massive Rocket In Los Angeles
Lakes on Mars dried up 3.5 billion years ago: Study
Sick Teenager Meets Sporting Heroes Using A Virtual Reality Robot

Blockchain Watch

Walmart Is Ready To Use Blockchain For Its Live Food Business
This Regtech Entrepreneur Aims To Professionalize Blockchain And Crypto
Meet the quantum blockchain that works like a time machine
How Blockchain Empowers Artificial Intelligence
UC Berkeley hosts 1st women in blockchain conference on campus

AI and Robot Watch

AI Could Dramatically Increase Risk of Nuclear War by 2040, Says New Report
How Manufacturing Could Get A Boost From Artificial Intelligence
Satellites, Supercomputers and Machine Learning Provide Real-Time Crop Type Data
YouTube Touts Machine Learning In Battle Over Inappropriate Content
Machine Learning, AI Mitigating Insider Threats
Amazon Eyes Home Shopping and Home Robots
Japan Wants Robots to Help Build Its Skyscrapers

Cryptocurrency Watch

A South Korean gaming company is said to be in talks to buy Bitstamp, the world’s oldest bitcoin exchange
This cryptocurrency mining malware also disables your security services
Japan Finally Gets Self-Regulatory Body For Cryptocurrency Exchanges
Iran Said to Bar Banks from Bitcoin Market
“Stabilizing the economy of 22 countries”- Top 5 claims of cryptocurrency scammers
Are Crypto Exchanges Really Safe? How To Protect Yourself
Brazilian Exchange Launches its ICO with an Aggressive Growth Proposal
Authorities in Taiwan to Launch Legal Framework on Cryptocurrency Regulation by November

Electronics Watch

Flexible Fabric Sensors Are Key Interface Between Rigid Electronics And Humans
New mechanism of radio emission in neutron stars revealed
3 battery options for rooftop solar
US group separates on-chip optics and electronics
Why failing to recycle electronics leaves gold mines untapped

Nanotech Watch

Autonomous Robot Assembles 2D Crystals
A Simple Method Etches Patterns at the Atomic Scale
Using nanotechnology to improve efficiency in petroleum extraction
Professor’s FDA-approved nanotechnology may prevent complications from implants – like the one that ended Kyrie …

Web Networking Watch

European Automakers to Add Alibaba Voice Assistant to Cars
RightMesh and SingularityNET Foster Digital Inclusion with Mesh, AI and Blockchain
The Internet of Things Webinar Series: Product Liability in Europe
Verizon: ‘We’re full steam ahead’ on 5G deployment for second half of 2018
SmartMesh (SMT): Will the SmartRaiden Tech let SMT’s Bull loose?
Twitch Partners with to Launch Interactive “Tilted Trivia” Extension to Millions of Twitch Esports Fans
Why Bitcoin Cash (BCH) And SmartMesh (SMT) Are In The Limelight?
Chongqing launches first 5G trial network

Peer to Peer Watch

Solareum Launches Token Sale for Platform Dubbed “Amazon of Solar and Renewables
Paypal has one big hurdle to clear with Venmo
Is a Blockchain-Based Stock Exchange a Pipedream?
PayThink Real-time P2P seems risky, but the security is solid

Social Media Watch

Nude butts, crime confessions and bullying: What Facebook won’t let you post
Twitter improves user data policy ahead of new European privacy laws
Facebook says its free news feed is helping journalism
YouTube pulled down 8.3 million offensive videos in 3 months — and porn is just the tip of the iceberg
Google-owner Alphabet’s shares fall on rise in costs
Facebook explored unpicking personalities to target ads
Twitter’s former ‘Mr. Fixit’ takes over analytics start-up Mixpanel as 29-year-old CEO steps down
The Russo Brothers Have Deleted Almost All Of Their Social Media Ahead Of Infinity War

Alt Energy Watch

This Startup Rents Out Minimalist Homes In Top Secret Locations
4 Months After Solar Panel Tariff Announcement, Future Looks Dark for SolarWorld and Suniva
Construction Firm Says German Solar Panel Co. Has NJ Ties
Carbon capture could be a financial opportunity for US biofuels
Sonoma Clean Power scraps plan for solar power array on wastewater ponds
Wells Fargo, NextEra Energy join to boost clean energy in California, Indiana, Nebraska
Map Reveals How the World Could Switch to Solar Using a Tiny Amount of Land
7 On Your Side helps Alamo couple after activation of solar panels delayed

Drone Watch

Rise of drones: African journalists counter lies with tech
Israel sells ‘suicide drones’ to Azerbaijan, pop video reveals
Terrorists’ use of drones has NYPD on alert
Turkish Defense Disguises Underwater Drone as Sneaky ‘Wattozz’ Stingray
Israel’s campaign against Hamas drones
Amid Growing Drone Use, Public and Private, North Carolina Hosts a Summit
Tourists, take note: As drones multiply in Japan, so do rules governing where they can be flown

Alternative Car Watch

How to use LA’s all-electric car-share program
BMW Slashing Presence at Euro Car Shows, Could Pull Out of Some
A $111000 Chinese Sportscar Gets Ready for Electric Car Battle
Electric cars from Infiniti, portable chargers, fines increase, take our mpg poll: Today’s Car News
Arizona Tragedy Will Not Slow Autonomous Vehicles
Infiniti confirms new electrified vehicle platform influenced by Q Inspiration concept car
Electric car charging station installed at Troy parking garage
New rules hope to jolt condo boards to install electric car chargers

Alternative Farming Watch

How Webster schools are working to cut costs, reduce waste and improve food services
Trade junk food for local, chef-prepared cuisine at this Austin-based vending machine
Long Beach Office of Sustainability Partners with Nonprofit to Host Smart Homebuyer Workshops
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