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Researchers hope fireflies will aid robot communication |  State and Regional News

Researchers hope fireflies will aid robot communication | State and Regional News

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Researchers from the University of Colorado are studying the Great Smoky Mountains’ synchronous fireflies to determine whether understanding the way they communicate could help with developing robot communication. The fireflies “need to solve complex problems while communicating in large groups, which is something computers need to do,” Orit Peleg, a computer …

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Mining Firms’ Cautious Spending Threatens Shift to Green Energy

Mining Firms’ Cautious Spending Threatens Shift to Green Energy

Metals prices are up, but mining companies aren’t spending. Their restraint could keep supplies tight and magnify shortages of raw materials such as copper and zinc that are critical for the transition away from fossil fuels. Project spending by 10 large mining companies, including Rio Tinto PLC, RIO -5.14% BHP Group Ltd. and Glencore PLC, …

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