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Huawei's Efforts to Derail U.S. Prosecutions Facing Steep Odds

“I don’t see the U.S. backing away from these cases,” said Peter Henning, a former federal prosecutor who is now a professor at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit. Huawei has aggressively fought U.S. claims it can’t be trusted by business or government, allegations at the core of two indictments.
Tags: Science, Huawei, Wayne State University Law School, Peter Henning, Detroit Huawei


Nasa astronauts to carry out first all-female spacewalk

Christina Koch and Anne McClain to make history at International Space Station on 29 MarchThe first all-female spacewalk is to take place later this month, 35 years after a woman first took part in one.The US space agency Nasa said astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain will walk outside the International Space Station on 29 March on a mission to replace batteries installed last summer. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, US, Nasa, International Space Station, Anne McClain, Christina Koch


Huawei Sues U.S. Over Equipment Ban, Escalating Legal Clash

The lawsuit is aimed at a U.S. statute that blocks government agencies from using equipment from Huawei and its domestic rival ZTE Corp., according to a complaint filed in federal court in Texas. Huawei argues in the suit that it’s unconstitutional to single out a person or a group for penalty without a fair trial. The action signals a more aggressive response from the company toward its U.S. accusers, who have been trying to persuade other countries to ban Huawei gear from crucial fifth-gener...
Tags: Science, Huawei, ZTE Corp, Texas Huawei, Huawei Sues U S Over Equipment Ban


Why We’re Not Keen On Jash Engineering Limited’s (NSE:JASH) 2.4% Return On Capital

Today we'll evaluate Jash Engineering Limited (NSE:JASH) to determine whether it could have potential as an investment idea. To be precise, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), asRead More...
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Apple Deserves Kudos for Doing Right by Workers

Two of my major beefs with Apple relate to the issues of bonded and underage labor. According to the company’s annual Supplier Responsibility Report, just two cases of bonded labor were found last year, involving 287 employees. As for underage labor, just one case was uncovered, versus three a year prior.
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Huawei’s Efforts to Derail U.S. Prosecutions Face Steep Odds

“I don’t see the U.S. backing away from these cases,” said Peter Henning, a former federal prosecutor who is now a professor at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit. Huawei has aggressively fought U.S. claims it can’t be trusted by business or government, allegations at the core of two indictments.
Tags: Science, Huawei, Wayne State University Law School, Peter Henning, Detroit Huawei, Derail U S Prosecutions Face Steep Odds


Nintendo Does VR Now, Again

The Nintendo Switch already felt like the best part of a VR experience thanks to the wizardry of the Joy-Con controllers in some games, but now it’s going full VR. Tonight the company announced the Nintendo Labo: VR Kit, an $80 Labo kit that lets users build a VR headset out of cardboard. This is the first major foray…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nintendo, Vr, Consumer Tech, Labo, Nintendo Switch, Labo Vr Kit


After IS, Mosul tackles another terror: super-resistant bacteria

Explosives left behind by the Islamic State group in Iraq's Mosul took 12-year-old Abdallah's left leg, but another kind of terror may cost him his arm: antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Doctors around the globe are sounding the alarm over bacterial infections immune to modern medicine, but their prevalence in Mosul -- where thousands of patients are struggling to recover from severe war wounds -- can be even more dangerous. "I have a bacteria -- bacteria are bad," said Abdallah Ali Ibrahim matte...
Tags: Science, Islamic State, Iraq, Mosul, Abdallah, Abdallah Ali Ibrahim


No one asked for it, but researchers built another back-flipping robot anyway

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology describe the new robot they just built and unveiled as "powerful, robust and inexpensive." Among its abilities, the robot can run, walk and (sigh) execute a perfect backflip upon command. This is either an impressive display of mechanical engineering prowess or a worrisome development, depending on your point of view.This is also the first time a four-legged robot has been built with the ability to backflip, which you can see occur in the ...
Tags: Science, Mit, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Katz, Sangbae Kim, Boston Dynamics ATLAS, MIT s Department of Mechanical Engineering, Benjamin Katz


Snap Reportedly Settled With Multiple Female Employees Who Said Layoffs Targeted Women

Two cost-cutting rounds of layoffs affected hundreds of Snap employees last year beginning in March. While the company, which owns Snapchat, maintains that the majority of these employees were men, a greater number of employees across some teams who worked directly with the company’s top brass and were laid off were…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sexism, Snapchat, Discrimination, Snap Inc, Sexism In Tech


Tesla Says New Technology Can Recharge a Car in 15 Minutes

(Bloomberg) -- Tesla Inc. said it’s rolling out new technology that will cut typical recharging times for its electric vehicles to about 15 minutes.
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‘Jeopardy’ host Alex Trebek reveals pancreatic cancer diagnosis

Beloved “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek revealed Wednesday that he has stage four pancreatic cancer. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports for TODAY. Dr. John Torres then stops by to explain the risk factors and treatment options.
Tags: Science, Nbc, Alex Trebek, John Torres, Miguel Almaguer




U.K. Updates Driving Rule After Autistic Drivers Protest

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in the United Kingdom temporarily changed a policy that would require autistic drivers to report their diagnosis, even if it didn't affect their ability to drive.
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This Nighttime Habit Could Be Making Your Spring Allergy Symptoms Worse

Spring allergy season can arrive as early as late February, depending on where you live - and with it, the itching, sneezing, sniffling symptoms you probably know all too well. If you find that you feel especially restless at night, you're not alone.
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Trump Comments Help Huawei CFO Cry Foul Over ‘Politicized’ Case

The Supreme Court of British Columbia was expected to schedule Meng’s first extradition hearing but instead ordered another preliminary appearance on May 8 as Meng’s defense argued that there were "serious concerns" about the U.S. handover request to face fraud charges in Brooklyn, New York. “There are concerns about political character, political motivations, comments by the U.S. president," said Richard Peck, one of Meng’s defense lawyers.
Tags: Science, Brooklyn New York, Richard Peck, Meng, Supreme Court of British Columbia, Trump Comments Help Huawei


Owner's 'deep remorse' over ship stuck on Pacific reef

The owner of a grounded cargo ship that is leaking oil into World Heritage-listed waters in the Solomon Islands has apologised for the environmental disaster but denied the crew were drunk when the accident happened. MV Solomon Trader ran aground on February 5 while loading bauxite at remote Rennell Island, some 240 kilometres (150 miles) south of the Pacific nation's capital Honiara. The ship's insurer, Korean Protection and Indemnity Club (KP&I), issued an apology late Wednesday on behalf of...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Solomon Islands, Pacific, Honiara, MV Solomon Trader, Rennell Island, Korean Protection and Indemnity Club


Wheel of Fortune's Pat Sajak Among Stars Showing Support for Alex Trebek After Cancer Diagnosis

Alex Trebek's Cancer Diagnosis: Pat Sajak, Stars Send Well Wishes
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Mexico: at most only 22 vaquita porpoises remain

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Experts said Wednesday that at most only 22 vaquitas remain in the Gulf of California, where a grim, increasingly violent battle is playing out between emboldened fishermen and the last line of defense for the smallest and most endangered porpoise in the world.
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Well-Wishes for Alex Trebek Pour in From Pat Sajak, Andy Richter, Ken Jennings and Many More

Alex Trebek revealed that he’d been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, and within hours well wishes poured in from the “Jeopardy!” host’s friends, fans and acquaintances on social media.“The Sajak family is deeply saddened to hear of Alex Trebek’s struggle with cancer,” wrote Trebek’s fellow game-show host Pat Sajak. “Our hearts go out to him and his family. But there is no one I know who is stronger and more determined, and I would never bet against him. We, and the entire c...
Tags: Science, Pat Sajak, Stephen A Smith, Sony Pictures Television, Alex, Alex Trebek, Mike Hopkins, American Cancer Society, Jean, Andy Richter, Momma, Nancy Sinatra, Tom Arnold, Trebek, Ken Jennings, Cronkite


FDA finds asbestos in three Claire's cosmetics products

The FDA said it would work with Congress to update the regulatory framework that the agency has been operating under for more than 80 years for cosmetics. In its safety alert, the FDA identified the products as Claire's eye shadows, contour palette and compact powder and cited the talc used in the products. Claire’s disputed the FDA test results, saying they “show significant errors” and have “mischaracterized fibers in the products as asbestos.” The retailer, which emerged from bankruptcy in...
Tags: Science, Congress, Fda, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Claire


Inside Alex Trebek’s Health Battles Throughout His 35 Years on Jeopardy!

Alex Trebek’s Health Battles Throughout His Years on Jeopardy!
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Huawei Sues U.S. Over Equipment Ban in Escalating Legal Clash

The lawsuit is aimed at a U.S. statute that blocks government agencies from using equipment from Huawei and its domestic rival ZTE Corp., according to a complaint filed in federal court in Texas. Huawei argues in the suit that it’s unconstitutional to single out a person or a group for penalty without a fair trial. The action signals a more aggressive response from the company toward its U.S. accusers, who have been trying to persuade other countries to ban Huawei gear from crucial fifth-gener...
Tags: Science, Huawei, ZTE Corp, Texas Huawei


Port of Seattle pushes for sustainable aviation fuels, but it’s not easy being green

For years, the Port of Seattle has been talking about weaning Seattle-Tacoma International Airport off fossil fuels, but now it’s getting serious about taking action. “At a certain point in time, you just have to say, ‘Well, let’s make a run for it,’ ” Port Commissioner Fred Felleman told GeekWire. “It can’t be just an intellectual pursuit.” But it’s not totally up to the port: A new network of interlocking infrastructures will have to be created, connecting farmers with refiners, distributors a...
Tags: Science, Washington, Seattle, Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Port of Seattle, GeekWire, Fred Felleman


Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek, America's Favorite Canadian, Reveals His Cancer Diagnosis

Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek, America's Favorite Canadian, Reveals His Cancer Diagnosis
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HRT may raise the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, new study suggests

Hormone replacement therapy may raise the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests, as experts said postmenopausal women should be warned of the possibility. The Finnish research, which looked at nearly 85,000 women with dementia and the same number who did not have the disease, found using HRT raised the risk of a diagnosis by up to 17 per cent. It suggests that for every 10,000 women on HRT, up to 18 would develop Alzheimer’s each year, who would not have been diagnosed...
Tags: UK, Science, Britain, Imperial College London, Royal College Of Gps, HRT, University of Helsinki, David Reynolds, Alzheimer s Society, James Pickett, Helen Stokes Lampard, Channa Jayasena


U.S. bolsters 'Beagle Brigade' to sniff out deadly hog virus

The U.S. government will employ more dogs to sniff out illegal pork products at airports and seaports in an effort to keep out a contagious hog disease that has spread across Asia and Europe, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Wednesday. The disease, African swine fever, can kill hogs in just two days, but is not harmful to people. U.S. officials decided to ramp up their fight to avoid the virus after Vietnam confirmed its first cases last month, said Greg Ibach, USDA's undersecretary ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Vietnam, U S Department of Agriculture, Greg Ibach, Beagle Brigade


Hospitals know how to protect mothers. They just aren’t doing it.

Women giving birth are needlessly dying or suffering life-altering injuries because U.S. hospitals aren't following known safety measures, a USA TODAY investigation found.
Tags: Usa, Science


US 'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek announces pancreatic cancer

Alex Trebek, the beloved host of US game show 'Jeopardy!', announced Wednesday that he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The Canadian said he planned to "beat the low survival rates for this illness" and keep working on NBC's long-running syndicated TV show. "This week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer," Trebek said in a video shared on the show's Twitter account.
Tags: Science, Nbc, US, Alex Trebek, Trebek


New GAO report evaluates climate change and cybersecurity policies at the federal level

The Government Accountability Office on Wednesday released a report assessing the waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement of government operations.
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