Thursday 08.31.17

"Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us" –Oscar Wilde

Tesla's own Hyperloop pod sets record with 220 mph test run It seems that Elon Musk is taking the commercialization of his Hyperloop idea very seriously, after his Hyperloop pod hit 220 mph. This speed surpassed the 201 mph record set by the students of team WARR at the Hyperloop Pod Competition earlier this week. - The Verge

In Los Angeles, Columbus Day is toppled like a Confederate statue  Los Angeles is the largest city yet to replace the Columbus Day holiday with a day commemorating Native Americans. - Washington Post

F.D.A. Approves First Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment, Costing $475,000  Yesterday, the F.D.A approved the first-ever cancer treatment that will alter a patient’s own cells to fight the disease. This a milestone that is expected to transform treatment in the coming years. - New York Times

How Apple Plans to Change the Way You Use the Next iPhone  The new iPhone 8 could eliminate the home button in favor of gesture controls, and sources say that the it will have a thin, Dock-style software bar displayed at the bottom instead of the home button. - Bloomberg

Uber should go public in next 18 to 36 months, says new CEO  Uber's new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi said that his opinion is that Uber should be public, and should IPO in a timeline of 18 to 36 months. - CNBC

U.S. oil prices set for worst month in over a year as floods hit demand  Prices rallied in the oil products markets, with U.S. gasoline futures hitting a two-year high above $2 a gallon, buoyed by fears of a fuel shortage just days ahead of the Labor Day weekend that typically sees a surge in driving. - Reuters

Amazon study discovers 381 new species in two-year period  In a recent report by the WWF conservation body and Brazil's Mamiraua Institute for Sustainable Development Researchers, it is claimed that 381 new species were discovered during a two-year study in the Amazon region. - BBC


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