The Daily Populous

Monday July 24th, 2017 morning edition

image for A recycling robot named Clarke could be the key to reducing waste

Why it matters to you We all know that it's important to recycle, but that's sometimes easier said than done.

With so many different materials now in play, how are you supposed to know what needs to be thrown into a landfill and what can be reused?

It’s a robot, and it’s been affectionately named Clarke.

Developed by AMP Robotics, this robot makes use of artificial intelligence to recognize and sort various food and beverage containers.

As it stands, Clarke has already been deployed in a municipal waste facility in Denver, Colorado, where it helps out with the trash-sorting system.

These items are then diverted away from the landfill, and sent instead to the appropriate recycling facility.

With a reliable rate of 60 items a minute, Clarke picks up recyclable waste with 90-percent accuracy, and is about 50 percent faster than a human would be at doing the same job. »

Sigourney Weaver Based 'Defenders' Villain on Rich Trump Supporters

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Real women with real courage and drive and commitment, and I think it’s way overdue — and I think it’s unfortunately it’s not happening as much on Capitol Hill.”.

Weaver invokes politics quite often during the conversation, both because she is a fervent activist and because she incorporated her ideals and observations into her latest role.

It’s dismissed by major critics as ‘Oh, that’s science fiction,’ when in fact we’re dealing with very important issues.”. »

Why failing to protect net neutrality would crush the US's digital startups

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We found that while the U.S. has a very advanced digital environment, the pace of American investment and innovation is slowing.

The digital economy in the U.S. is already on the verge of stalling; failing to protect an open internet would further erode the United States’ digital competitiveness, making a troubling situation even worse.

In addition, investments in Asian digital startups have exceeded those in the U.S. for the first time. »

McDonald's Giving 'Rick And Morty' Creator A Jug Of Szechuan Sauce

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The Asian-style Chicken McNugget dipping sauce was made only briefly in 1998 as part of a promotion for the Disney animated feature “Mulan.”.

But Roiland told a Comic-Con panel on Friday that the fast-food giant has promised to deliver him a jug of the sauce next week.

In April, a McDonald’s spokesperson told HuffPost it is willing to consider bringing back the Szechuan McNugget sauce. »

U.S. warship crew found likely at fault in June collision: official

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The crew of the USS Fitzgerald was likely at fault in the warship's collision with a Philippine cargo ship in June and had not been paying attention to their surroundings, according to initial findings in an investigation, a U.S. defense official told Reuters on Friday.

The official said that in addition to crew members not paying attention to their surroundings, they did not take action until it was too late.

While the investigation is not complete, the official said crew members had given statements and radar data had been gathered, and it was unlikely the findings would change. »