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This Startup Is Using Drones to Conduct Airplane Inspections

Aircraft inspection is the important, federally-mandated process of checking recently flown planes for signs of damage. Commercial airliners incur all sorts of wear and tear as they travel the skies, so it’s crucial to identify and track what it looks like. In recent years, the aviation industry has sought to…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Articles, Quality, Airplane, Lidar, Science and Technology, Inspection, Google Cloud, Emerging Technologies, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Ascent Aviation Services, Colby Harvey, Draftmainblades Bv


The FCC Wants to Hear How Bad Your Internet Sucks

The FCC announced today that it’s started soliciting first-hand accounts from people who are forced to rely on crappy internet. This new initiative is part of the FCC’s Broadband Data Collection program, and the agency hopes that by collecting information directly from consumers, it will be better equipped to “enhance…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Data, Broadband, Telecommunications, Social Issues, Federal Communications Commission, Information and Communications Technology, Internet Service Provider, Jessica Rosenworcel, Digital Technology, Municipal Broadband, Net Neutrality In The United States, Bandwidth Throttling, Technology Internet, Internet In The United States


Creepy Eco-Horror Film Gaia Reminds You Not to Mess With Earth

The great thing about horror is it can come from anywhere. Sure, we’re familiar with gore, monsters, and murderers, but truly anything can scare you or kill you. Case in point, the burgeoning genre of eco-horror, which makes it very clear that the world we live in right now will eventually kill us all due to climate…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Articles, It, Environmentalism, New Age, Gaïa, Gabi, WINSTON, Barend, Emergence, Horror Film, Matriarchy, Monique Rockman, Tertius, Creative Works


RIP, Xbox Live (2002-2021)

The name “Xbox Live” is dead. You’ll still be able to play Xbox games online, but the suite of Xbox’s online services will now be known as “Xbox network,” Microsoft confirmed today to The Verge.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Xbox One, NFL, Xbox 360, Xbox, Xbox Live, Halo 2, Video Game Consoles, Home video game consoles, Xbox System Software, Xbox Series X And Series S, Technology Internet, The Microsoft, Xbox Music Mixer, Halo The Master Chief Collection


Vaccines don't cause blood clots, but younger women have a higher risk of clots in general. Here's what that means for you.

Isabel Pavia/Getty Imafes A review of vaccine safety data found blood clots were most common in women under 55. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine will not increase your risk of blood clots. But the birth control pill, pregnancy, and obesity can lead to a higher preexisting risk. See more stories on Insider's business page. After a preliminary review of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine data, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) concluded last week that the shot was not associated with an increased...
Tags: Science, Trends, Astrazeneca, US Food and Drug Administration, EMA, European Medicines Agency EMA, Cushman, Blood Clot, University of Vermont s Larner College of Medicine, Coronavirus, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine, TikToker, Andrea Michelson, Anna Medaris Miller, Isabel Pavia Getty Imafes


This Watch Is Actually an Undercover Metronome for Musicians

There are wearables that measure your heart rate, your sleep patterns, and your blood oxygen levels. But then there’s a wearable that will let you know if you’re rushing or dragging on “Caravan,” which could be a life-saver in its own right.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Smartwatches, Tempo, Wearable Devices, Metronome, SETH THOMAS, Pendulums, Ubiquitous Computing, Wearable Computer, Humancomputer Interaction, Entertainment Culture, Distributed Computing Architecture


Sony Allegedly Closing PS3, PSP, and Vita Stores Permanently This Summer

Sony is allegedly closing its PS3, PlayStation Portable, and PS Vita stores permanently this summer. Speaking to The Gamer, an anonymous source told the publication the PS3 and PSP stores will cease operations on July 2, while the Vita store will close on August 27. No one will be able to purchase games and DLCs from…Read more...
Tags: Science, Playstation, Sony, Vita, Ps3, PS Vita, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Remote Play, PS2, Video Game Consoles, The Hidden, PS5, Home video game consoles, In Video Gaming, Playstation 3 System Software, Sony Allegedly Closing PS3 PSP


Cuts and budget delays are undermining UK science sector, warns Labour

No funding earmarked for research agency and Europe’s Horizon scheme despite imminent start to financial yearThe government risks creating a serious funding gap for science, Labour has warned, saying that delays over budgets and cuts to research are undermining the sector and giving the lie to ministers’ boasts about Britain’s status as a science superpower.The party has highlighted a continued standoff over post-Brexit funding for collaboration with European scientists via the Horizon research ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Technology, Research, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Labour, Science policy, Horizon, Research funding, Kwasi Kwarteng, Arpanet


Amazon Illegally Interrogated Queens Warehouse Worker Who Led Pandemic Walkout, NLRB Rules

The National Labor Relations Board has determined that Amazon illegally interrogated a warehouse worker that led colleagues in a strike over the company’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, per a Monday report by Motherboard.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Joe Biden, Companies, Walkout, National Labor Relations Board, Labor Relations, Jonathan Bailey, Amazon Worker Organization, Federal Labor Laws, Leah Say, Amazon Illegally Interrogated Queens Warehouse


Spotify's New Home Screen Features Bring Order to the Chaos

Spotify is rolling out a new home screen design that should make finding what you’re looking for from the home hub a little easier.Read more...
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Vaccinated pregnant women can pass protective antibodies to their babies in utero and through breastmilk, studies suggest

Crystal Cox/Insider Vaccinated moms pass COVID-19 antibodies to their babies in utero and in breastmilk, studies show. Vaccine-generated protection seems to be stronger than natural immunity from getting the virus. The findings suggest vaccines are beneficial to mom and baby, though more research is needed. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pregnant people who get the COVID-19 vaccine seem to pass vaccine-generated antibodies to their babies in utero and through breastmilk...
Tags: Science, Israel, Pregnancy, Trends, Harvard, Pfizer, Vaccine, Women's Health, Reproductive Health, Johnson, Madden, Moderna, Crystal Cox, COVID, Coronavirus Vaccine, BI Photo


Democrats Plan to Come for Big Tech With Swarm of Small Antitrust Bills

The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee panel on antitrust says that legislators are preparing a slate of many smaller pieces of legislation rather than one huge bill in a strategy to defeat the tech industry’s formidable lobbying machine.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Software, Computing, App Store, Apple Inc, House Judiciary Committee, David Cicilline, Big Tech, Section 230, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet


Apple Can't Possibly Be 'Surprised' That Developers Are Unhappy

Developers aren’t the biggest fans of Apple’s App Store policies—a sentiment that’s apparently left Apple “surprised” that developers have “legitimate concerns” with its infamous app review process. Read more...
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Florida Bans Sale of Invasive Reptiles as Iguanas and Snakes Take Over

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is clamping down on invasive reptiles, making it illegal for Floridians to breed or sell these problematic creatures except in special circumstances.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Biology, Environment, Invasive Species, Reptiles, Natural Environment, Tegu, Wildlife Conservation Commission, Green Iguana, Iguanidae, Green Iguana In Captivity


Researchers May Have Found True Identity of Ancient 'Hobbit' Species

Anthropologists know of at least two ancient species of tiny humans that lived on the islands of southeast Asia over 50,000 years ago. The origin of these extinct humans is unknown, but new research suggests they’re more closely related to Denisovans and Neanderthals—and, by consequence, modern humans—than previously…Read more...
Tags: Asia, Science, George, Joao Teixeira, Homo, Paleolithic, Upper Paleolithic, Human Evolution, Neanderthal, Denisovan, Pleistocene, Chris Stringer, Quaternary, Early Modern Human, H Erectus, Prehistoric Indonesia






Sidney Powell Wants Dominion Suit Tossed on the Grounds That What She Was Saying Was Too Stupid to be Believable

After working for months to advance the baseless conspiracy theory that the voting machine manufacturer Dominion had worked with Venezuela to rig the 2020 presidential election against Donald Trump, former campaign lawyer Sidney Powell is requesting that the election software company drop its defamation lawsuit…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trumpism, Sidney Powell, Hugo, Dominion, QAnon, Dominion Voting Systems, Internet Manipulation And Propaganda, Conspiracy Theories In The United States, Law Crime, United States Presidential Election


Warren Buffet and Other Deadbeats’ Climate Commitments Are Missing the Mark

What’s really in a big corporation’s pledges to cut emissions, anyway? For a lot of those promises, not much, a new investor-led report finds. An exhaustive benchmark analysis of the climate pledges of nearly 160 global companies released Monday digs into the specifics of some of these carbon-cutting and/or net-zero…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Delta Airlines, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Berkshire Hathaway, Climate Change Mitigation, Coca Cola, Chevron, Greenhouse Gases, Warren Buffet, Climate Change Policy, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Accounting, Business Finance, Physical Sciences


SpaceX hopes to launch and land a new prototype of its Starship mega-rocket this week. The last 3 exploded.

Elon Musk (right) needs Starships to stop exploding (left) to realize his dream of a fully reusable mega-rocket. SPadre.com ; Win McNamee/Getty Images SpaceX is preparing to launch its new Starship prototype at its Texas rocket facilities. The last three prototypes exploded, but SpaceX needs to land Starship in one piece to reuse it. Schedule updates and livestream video feeds will be added to this story as they become available. See more stories on Insider's business page. Starship la...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Spaceships, Explosion, Mars, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, South Padre Island, Cameron County, McNamee Getty, Boca Chica


This ‘Map of Life’ Shows Where Undiscovered Species May Be Lurking

Nine years ago, a team of Yale ecologists mapped out the world’s life, a project that showed biodiversity patterns in geographical context; basically, a heat map of animal life. Now, they’ve gone a step further: documenting the likeliest spots for unknown species to still exist, in the hopes that those animals can be…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Environment, Deforestation, Yale, Evolution, Biodiversity, Species, Natural Environment, Conservation Biology, Carl Linnaeus, Environmental Conservation, Population Genetics, Branches Of Biology, Biogeography, Walter Jetz


The Fossil Fuel Industry Would Be Screwed Without the U.S. Government Propping It Up

Conservatives have long argued against regulating fossil fuel production for the climate’s sake, claiming that doing so would interfere with the holy free market. A new study shows that’s a total fairy tale because the invisible hand isn’t responsible for dirty fuels’ market dominance—implicit government subsidies…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Environment, Articles, Energy industry, Coal, Carbon Bubble, Subsidy, Exxon, Fossil Fuel, Arch Coal, U S Federal, Business Finance, Fuels, Energy Economics, Matthew Kotchen


Why Some of Your Vaccine 'Side Effects' Might Just Be Placebo

Millions of Americans are getting vaccinated against covid-19 on average every day now, And while many people have proudly shared their vaccination status on social media, others will describe their mild but definitely noticeable side effects right after as a badge of honor, such as a sore arm or flu-like fatigue. But…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Clinical Trials, Clinical Research, Placebo, Health Sciences, Nocebo, BioNtech, Health Medical Pharma, Mindbody Interventions, Covid 19 Vaccines, Pfizerbiontech Covid 19 Vaccine


Can the UK avoid a third wave of Covid?

Analysis: as lockdown restrictions ease, the country now faces a race between vaccination and infection Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain’s latest lockdown has dramatically reduced cases of coronavirus, and the number of people being admitted to hospital and dying from the disease. What the country faces now is essentially a race between vaccination and infection: can we protect people faster than the virus spreads as restrictions are eased?This was always going...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Biology, Israel, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus


Offseason Is a Dreamy Nightmare of a Film

At the very start of writer-director Mickey Keating’s latest film, Offseason, the exceptional and exceptionally underrated Melora Walters says, “At some point, you have to accept that your nightmares are a part of you. They’re like family. Like an old friend.” With a haunting scream into the darkness, the film cuts to…Read more...
Tags: Science, John Carpenter, George, Marie, Mickey Keating, Jocelin Donahue, Melora Walters, Entertainment Culture, George Joe Swanberg, Ava Aldrich, The 2021 South By Southwest, April Linscott


How to know if you're allergic to the COVID-19 vaccines by Moderna, Pfizer, or J&J

Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Most people with severe allergies will not react to a COVID-19 vaccination. None of the shots from Moderna, Pfizer, and J&J contain preservatives. They have no eggs or latex in them. But they do include some other fatty substances, which, in rare cases, people can react to. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 44 million people across the US have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 - that's about 13% of the co...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Public Health, Fda, Pfizer, Allergies, Jain, Johnson Johnson, Peg, Beijing China, J J, Wyman


Canon Patents a Touch System That Could Replace the Focus Ring

Canon has just registered an interesting patent that could change the way its new lenses work by replacing the classic focus ring with a touch panel.Read more...
Tags: Science, Companies, Optics, Canon, John Biggs, Canon Inc, Canon EOS R, Lens Mounts, Economy Of Japan


Gross YouTuber David Dobrik Meets the Inevitable

Dethroned 24-year-old influencer David Dobrik, who started out in the boozy man cave of YouTube and migrated to a more family-friendly neighborhood of D’Amelios, has now exited the photo-sharing app Dispo, which launched just three weeks ago.Read more...
Tags: Science, Gross, View, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Freeware, Internet Culture, World Wide Web, Doordash, Spark Capital, Youtubers, Mobile Applications, Dispo, Teen Choice Awards, David Dobrik, Social Networking Services


Mystery of the walrus spotted on rocks on the Welsh coast

Experts have different theories as to how the cow-sized Arctic animal ended up so far south It could have been the incongruity of the walrus turning up on the Welsh coast. Or perhaps it was the discovery that the creature appeared to be on something of a tour of the British and Irish Isles while the human population remained in lockdown, their own chances of a foreign getaway shrinking daily. Maybe it was simply a sense of connection: the lost, lumbering beast a reflection of a nation at sea ami...
Tags: Science, Biology, Wales, Animals, UK News, Atlantic, Ireland, Wildlife, Animal behaviour, Pembrokeshire, Isles


Hospitals Are Reportedly Hiding Federally-Mandated Pricing Data From Search Engines

Starting this year, hospitals across the country were mandated to disclose their rates for certain medical procedures as part of a new federal rule meant to bring a bit more transparency to the public health sector. But according to a new Wall Street Journal investigation, hundreds of hospitals nationwide have found a…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Competition, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Pricing, Search Engine Optimization, NYU Langone Health, Search Engine Results Page, Internet Search Engines, Technology Internet, Health Medical Pharma



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