Google has made it easier than ever before to donate to your favorite charity with the recent release of its free app, One Today.
One Today, launched in the US about three months ago, will introduce a new charity every day. Users can then pick and choose which charities to which they would like to donate. The recommended donation is $1, but is not limited to that amount. Users can donate as much as they want to, and the app can keep track of all donations, which can be useful come tax season.
Charities that will be supported by the app will include humanitarian, animals, education, and environmental efforts, according to Google. As their motto goes, “Do a little. Change a lot.”
If you see a hitchhiker along the road in Canada this summer, it may not be human. That’s because a robot is thumbing its way across our neighbor to the north as part of a collaborative research project by several Canadian universities.
Stanford University researchers have found a way to realize what’s been called the “Holy Grail” of battery-design research -- designing a pure lithium anode for lithium-based batteries. The design has great potential to provide unprecedented efficiency and performance in lithium-based batteries that could substantially drive down the cost of electric vehicles and solve the charging problems associated with smartphones.
Robots in films during the 2000s hit the big time; no longer are they the sidekicks of nerdy character actors. Robots we see on the big screen in recent years include Nicole Kidman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Eddie Murphy. Top star of the era, Will Smith, takes a spin as a robot investigator in I, Robot. Robots (or androids or cyborgs) are fully mainstream in the 2000s.
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