Los Angeles Launched Its Own Green New Deal

Los Angeles just launched its very own Green New Deal, setting up the second-largest city in the country to have a carbon-neutral economy by 2050
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Samsung's Secret Weapon Has Lost Its Firepower

Organic light-emitting diodes were the hippest new display technology because they offered better screen quality while using less power. Smartphone makers were keen to preach the technology’s virtues in order to juice sales. When Apple Inc. finally joined the party in 2017, it used the iPhone X’s OLED display to help justify the product’s astronomical $999 price.
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What if an asteroid was about to hit Earth? Scientists ponder question

Here's a hypothetical: a telescope detects an asteroid between 100 and 300 meters in diameter racing through our solar system at 14 kilometers per second, 57 million kilometers from Earth. It's this potentially catastrophic scenario that 300 astronomers, scientists, engineers and emergency experts are applying their collective minds to this week in a Washington suburb, the fourth such international effort since 2013. "We have to make sure people understand this is not about Hollywood," said NA...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Washington, Nasa, Earth, University Of Maryland, Jim Bridenstine

The Navy Wanted to Launch Stealth Bombers from Aircraft Carriers. It Almost Happened

Modern materials, sensor and propulsion technology—particularly advanced adaptive-cycle engines that are currently in development—would solve most of the technical challenges that stymied the A-12 programDuring the closing stages of the Cold War, the United States Navy was developing a new long-range stealth bomber that could strike at even the most heavily defended targets from the deck of an aircraft carrier. But the ill-fated program was cancelled; leaving a gap in naval aviation capability t...
Tags: Science, Navy, Defense, Dick Cheney, United States Navy, Navy Wanted to Launch Stealth Bombers, McDonnell Douglas General Dynamics, Advanced Tactical Aircraft ATA

Anki, Maker of Adorable Robots That Don't Do All That Much, Abruptly Shuts Down

Robotics company Anki, the manufacturer of an adorable line of tiny home robots like Cozmo and its bigger brother, the $250 Vector, has unexpectedly and abruptly folded, Recode reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Robots, Ai, Robotics, Anki, Don, Cozmo, Anki Cozmo, Anki Vector, Consumer Robots, Anki Maker

Officials declare measles outbreak in Pacific Northwest over

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A measles outbreak that sickened more than 70 people, mostly children, in the Pacific Northwest is finally over even as the total number of cases nationwide continues to spike to near-record levels , officials said Monday.
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Mozilla Calls Out Facebook for 'Failing' on Ad Transparency

Over at Facebook, it’s been a year of controversy and climbing profits.Read more...
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Google Sold Fewer Pixels at the Start of 2019 Than the Year Before, Despite Launch of Pixel 3 Line

Google doesn’t sound like it’s had a great time trying to sell consumers on its Pixel line of phones lately, in part because there’s too much competition for high-end devices—at least according to remarks made during an earnings call with Ruth Porat, chief financial officer of Google’s parent company Alphabet.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Samsung, Smartphones, Ruth Porat, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel Phones, Pixel 3a

Beto O’Rourke’s $5 Trillion Climate Plan

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke released a sweeping plan Monday intended to combat climate change and achieve a zero emissions economy by 2050.“The greatest threat we face -- which will test our country, our democracy, every single one of us -- is climate change,” O’Rourke said Monday.Here are some of the things O’Rourke proposes to do: * Rejoin the Paris Agreement that President Trump withdrew from in 2017. * Seek legislation that would require the U.S. to remove as much green...
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Startup behind cute toy robot Cozmo shutting down

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A startup that tried to advance the dream of intelligent robots in the home with its toy robot Cozmo is shutting down.
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UK Police Want Rape Survivors to Hand Over Their Phones

Survivors of sexual assault in England and Wales will now risk having their case dropped if they don’t hand over their electronic devices to police, giving law enforcement access to some of their most intimate personal data. Victims also risk being charged with entirely separate crimes if they choose to comply.Read more...
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Robotics startup that made cute toy Cozmo shuts down

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A startup that tried to advance the dream of intelligent robots in the home with its toy robot Cozmo is shutting down.
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Google Advertising Revenue Growth Slows, Triggering Share Slump

Shares of Google’s parent company fell more than 7 percent following the results. Wall Street was looking for $30.04 billion, according to the average of analysts’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Revenue from Google advertising rose 15 percent, the slowest pace since 2015.
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SoftBank Is Near $1 Billion Investment in Colombia's Rappi

The investment is likely to be led by the Japanese company’s newly formed Innovation Fund, which was launched by SoftBank Chief Operating Officer Marcelo Claure to focus on technology investments in Latin America, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the details aren’t public. It’s expected to invest alongside the conglomerate’s Vision Fund, the people said.
Tags: Science, Softbank, Colombia, Latin America, Marcelo Claure, Innovation Fund

Construction is well under way for Blue Origin space venture’s expanded HQ

KENT, Wash. — Construction workers have raised the roof on a new headquarters and research-and-development facility for Blue Origin, the private space venture founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. For now, the roof protects a bare patch of concrete laid out on a 31-acre plot here in Kent, about 16 miles south of Seattle. But don’t be fooled by the spartan setting: Even on a Saturday, workers wearing hardhats were making progress on what’s expected eventually to become a 236,000-square-foot warehouse...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, Kent, Seattle, Kent Wash

These 3 Characters' Destinies Were Finally Fulfilled During 'The Long Night'

Game of Thrones’ Battle of Winterfell was one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. My body is still shaking—if you touched my arm, you could feel it in my nerves. You can’t point to one character whose story defined “The Long Night,” or led to the Night King’s fate. That’s because there are three. Read more...
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U.S. film director John Singleton dead at age 51

"We are sad to relay that John Singleton has died," the family said in a statement. "John passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends." Earlier on Monday, the family said it had made the "agonizing decision" to withdraw life support from Singleton, who was being cared for at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles since having a stroke on April 17. Singleton was a native of South Central Los Angeles, the community that was the setting for "Boyz n the Hood," a drama about f...
Tags: Science, Los Angeles, John, South Central Los Angeles, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Singleton, John Singleton

A daunting task begins: Reducing lobster gear to save whales

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishing managers on the East Coast began the daunting process Monday of implementing new restrictions on lobster fishing that are designed to protect a vanishing species of whale. A team organized by the federal government recommended last week that the number of vertical trap lines in the water be reduced by […]
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The Keto Diet Might Prevent Migraines—Here’s What You Need to Know

Could a simple lifestyle switch get rid of these killer headaches? We asked an MD.
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Water Worlds Could Have Mind-Bogglingly Deep Oceans, New Models Suggest

Scientists have good reason to believe that so-called water worlds—exoplanets with surfaces covered entirely by a single gigantic ocean—are common in the galaxy. But a new computer simulations suggests that not only are water worlds prevalent, they’re also teeming with water—and at mind-boggling scales. Imagine oceans…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Exoplanets, Planetary Science, Computer Simulations, Water Worlds

More Than 115 People Have Been Affected by a Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Precut Melon

The melon was sold in Walmart, Target, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s.
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The 10 Best Deals of April 29, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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The Pet Rock of the Future Is a $75 Wireless Meditation Pebble

Do you ever feel like you need to collapse? Overwhelmed with the pace of life, work and social obligations, and the flurry of apocalyptic news notifications. Do you ever slump over and stare at all the rectangles boxes around that drain you of energy and happiness, but are always low on power, slowly dying, and…Read more...
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Why Activists Are Blasting Beto O’Rourke’s Climate Change Plan

Presidential hopeful declared his climate plan to be "the most ambitious" in the "history of the United States"
Tags: Science, United States, Beto O'Rourke

WeWork Files Confidentially for IPO Amid Flurry of Offerings

The New York-based company said Monday it filed paperwork confidentially with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to hold an initial public offering. WeWork, which rents office space to companies and freelancers, would likely be the year’s biggest U.S. IPO after Uber Technologies Inc., which expects to start trading next week. WeWork, which also goes by the brand We Co., was most recently valued at $47 billion in a January investment from SoftBank Group Corp., its biggest investor.
Tags: New York, Science, SoftBank Group Corp, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Uber Technologies Inc, U S IPO, We Co

Singapore's Jungle Ventures Raises $175 Million

Singapore’s Jungle Ventures has raised $175 million from investors including Temasek Holdings Pte for the first close of its third fund, according to people familiar with the matter. Other investors in the new fund include the family office of billionaire entrepreneur Kuok Khoon Hong who runs Wilmar International Ltd., International Finance Corp. and Cisco Investments Ltd., they said.
Tags: Science, Singapore, Jungle Ventures, Temasek Holdings Pte, Kuok Khoon Hong, Cisco Investments Ltd

Guards repel assault on Libya's biggest oilfield as Tripoli battle rages

The state oil company National Oil Corporation (NOC) said unknown gunmen fired a rocket propelled grenade at a control station of the El Sharara oilfield. OPEC member Libya's oil output has been repeatedly disrupted by factional conflict and blockades since the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Haftar's three-week-old offensive to seize Tripoli, seat of Libya's internationally recognized government, has sharpened a power struggle that has fractured Libya since Gadda...
Tags: Science, Opec, Libya, Gaddafi, Tripoli, National Oil Corporation NOC, El Sharara, Muammar Gaddafi Haftar

What You Need to Understand About the 'Other Side' of the Opioid Debate

A woman who's lived with chronic pain since she was young advocates for having more chronic pain voices in the opioid debate.
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New Research Shows Why the Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Could Be a Disaster for Your Wallet

Despite a lengthy process that started way back in the spring of 2018, today Sprint and T-Mobile agreed to extend the deadline for their proposed merger another two months until June 29th. However, even if the FCC ends up approving the deal, after seeing a new study by mobile data analysts Rewheel, it’ll be hard to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Smartphones, Sprint, 4G, Carriers, Data Plans, 5g, Consumer Tech, Mobile Data Plans Cost Too Damn Much, Cellular Prices

Apple, Enough With the Slow-Ass Chargers

You may not know it, but your iPhone—if an iPhone 8 or later—is capable of much faster charging. The only problem is, Apple doesn’t give you the stuff necessary for it. But a new rumor claims that could be changing, and it should.Read more...
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