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With Xi’s Power Grab, China Joins New Era of Strongmen

Advertisement BEIJING — There was a time, not so long ago, when a Chinese leader setting himself up as ruler for life would have stirred international condemnation for bucking the global trend toward greater democracy. Now, such an action seems fully in keeping with moves by many countries in the ...

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China Moves to Let Xi Stay in Power by Abolishing Term Limit

Advertisement BEIJING — China’s Communist Party has cleared the way for President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely, by announcing Sunday that it intends to abolish term limits on the presidency, a momentous break with decades-old rules meant to prevent the country from returning to the days when Mao ...

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Memristors power quick-learning neural network

A new type of neural network made with memristors can dramatically improve the efficiency of teaching machines to think like humans. The network, called a reservoir computing system, could predict words before they are said during conversation, and help predict future outcomes based on the present. The research team that ...

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G.E. to Cut 12,000 Jobs in Power Division

Advertisement General Electric is racing to keep pace with seismic shifts in the global energy industry, as its new leadership moves to eliminate bloat and grapples with the fallout from earlier, ill-timed decisions. In one of the most visible moves, the company said on Thursday that it would cut 12,000 ...

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As Party Gathers, Xi Jinping Displays a Firm Grip on Power

BEIJING — When Xi Jinping strode out in the Great Hall of the People five years ago as China’s new leader, his tight smile barely hid the atmosphere of smoldering crisis. The Communist Party elite had been battered by infighting and scandals involving power grabs, bribery and even murder. Military ...

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Energy harvested from evaporation could power much of US

In the first evaluation of evaporation as a renewable energy source, researchers at Columbia University find that U.S. lakes and reservoirs could generate 325 gigawatts of power, nearly 70 percent of what the United States currently produces. Though still limited to experiments in the lab, evaporation-harvested power could in principle ...

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