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Congress Now Wants Twitter to Explain How That Covington Teens Video Went Viral

Pretty much half the news media is backpedaling from their coverage of footage of white Covington Catholic High School students in MAGA hats taunting and harassing a Native American elder, Nathan Phillips, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in DC amid the Indigenous Peoples’ March earlier this month. Footage of the…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Social Media, Native Americans, Dc, Bots, Lincoln Memorial, Maga, Nathan Phillips, Covington Catholic High School, Covington Catholic, Indigenous Peoples March, Maga Teens, Congress Now Wants Twitter


Reports of Drones Flying Near Airports Ground Flights Yet Again, This Time at Newark Liberty

In an incident similar to ones which shut down the UK’s Gatwick Airport before Christmas last month and another at Heathrow in early January, New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport grounded all departing and incoming flights on Tuesday after two pilots spotted a drone.Read more...
Tags: Security, UK, Science, Technology, Airports, Air Travel, Flight, Drones, New Jersey, Airplanes, Heathrow, Uavs, Airlines, Gatwick Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark Liberty


Elon Musk and CERN Confirm Discussions for Cheaper Future Collider

Three days ago when CERN announced the Future Collider, Nextbigfuture described the obvious benefits for Elon Musk’s Boring Company to dig the 100-kilometer tunnel. Today, Elon Musk has tweeted... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Europe, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Australia, Future, World, Physics, Innovation, Cern, Boring Company, Elon Musk s Boring Company


Uh Oh, Uber Might Be Thinking About Self-Driving Scooters and Bikes Now

Uber—the company that had to pull its self-driving cars off the road for most of 2018 that allegedly came after warnings of routine accidents—is hiring for a program that may work on self-driving “micromobility” devices, TechCrunch reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Science, Technology, Scooters, Bird, Autonomous Vehicles, Electric Scooters, Lime, Self Driving Cars, Uber Jump


Pope Endorses App

Apps! They’re everywhere! Even Pope Francis is endorsing them. On Sunday, the pontiff touted an app called ClickToPray ahead of the World Youth Day festival in Panama.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Religion, Smartphones, Catholicism, Pope Francis, Catholic Church, Catholic, Pope, Panama, Click2pray


Five developments in space, time and fusion

Projects from gravitational wave detection to viewing the Milky Way and generating thermonuclear power march aheadCern has announced plans for a Future Circular Collider. The £17.8bn machine would smash particles together inside a 62-mile tunnel – four times the size of the Large Hadron Collider. If funding can be secured, scientists hope the machine would be operational by the 2050s. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Astronomy, Space, Science, Technology, Physics, Cern, Nuclear Power, Particle physics, Hubble Space Telescope


Amazon Is Rolling Out a 'Robotic Tech Vest' to Keep Workers From Getting Hit by Robots

Amazon has begun rolling out a “new worker safety wearable” to over 25 of its locations over the past year, TechCrunch reported on Friday—namely, a “Robotic Tech Vest” that alerts robots to the location of workers within a facility in order to prevent workplace accidents.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Wearables, Science, Technology, Safety, Automation, Robots, OSHA, E Commerce, Robotic Tech Vest


Report: The FTC May Slam Facebook With 'Record-Setting' Fine Over User Privacy

Federal Trade Commission staff assessing whether social media giant Facebook violated a legally binding user privacy agreement with the agency are considering slapping the company with a “record-setting fine,” the Washington Post reported Friday, citing “three people familiar with the deliberations but not authorized…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Privacy, Washington Post, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Fines, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Cambridge Analytica, delete Facebook


At Least 66 Dead in Mexican Gasoline Pipeline Explosion, Dozens More Injured

At least 66 people are dead and over 70 more are injured following a massive gasoline pipeline explosion Friday night in the town of Tlahuelilpan, north of Mexico City in the state of Hidalgo, with authorities putting the blame on fuel thieves.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Mexico, Fuel, Explosions, Mexico City, Disasters, Gas Explosion, Pemex, Hidalgo, Pipelines, Tlahuelilpan, Fuel Theft


Space toilets: How astronauts boldly go where few have gone before

When nature calls in micro-gravity, astronauts must answer. Space agencies have developed suction-based toilets – with a camera built in to ensure all the waste is contained before "flushing".Yes, there have been floaters in space. The early days of space exploration were a learning curve!Amazingly, you don't need gravity to digest food. Peristalsis, the process by which your throat and intestines squeeze themselves, actually moves food and water through your digestive system without gravity at ...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Biology, Nasa, Innovation, Sanitation, Human body, Rocket Science, Ask an astronomer


T-Mobile CEO John Legere Sure Loves Trump's Hotels Now, and Boy, What a Coincidence That Is

T-Mobile is still cruising towards a $26 billion merger with Sprint, a deal that would combine the third- and fourth-biggest wireless carriers in the U.S. into one massive company. And after the deal was announced in April 2018, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, T-Mobile executives quickly grew fond of a D.C.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Washington Post, Sprint, Telecoms, Mergers, Antitrust, Donald Trump, Trump, John Legere, T Mobile, Coincidences, Tech Policy, Emoluments, T Mobilesprint Merger


Report: Feds Are Preparing Trade Theft Case Against Chinese Tech Giant Huawei

Federal prosecutors “are pursuing a criminal investigation” of Chinese tech giant Huawei for allegedly stealing the trade secrets of U.S. firms, with the case in part based on allegations raised in civil lawsuits, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Spying, Law Enforcement, Espionage, Intellectual Property, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, T Mobile, IP Theft, Chinese Tech Giant Huawei


YouTube Finally Explicitly Bans Dangerous Pranks and Challenges After Bird Box Fiasco

YouTube has changed its policies in an attempt to cut down on potentially dangerous challenges and pranks, Engadget reported on Tuesday, updating its rules to explicitly ban them from the site.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Youtube, Social Media, Pranks, Engadget, Moderation, Bird Box, Bird Box Challenge


Roku Furiously Backpedals After Briefly Saying It Would Allow Infowars Channel

Alex Jones, chief of noxious conspiracy website and suspicious supplement sales front Infowars, was kicked off most of the web’s biggest platforms last year amid legal battles over his alleged harassment and defamation of mass shooting survivors’ families: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Apple, Spotify, and Pinterest, to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Pinterest, Social Media, Streaming, Roku, Conspiracy Theories, Sandy Hook, Alex Jones, Infowars, Facebook Twitter Youtube Apple Spotify


Defendants Charged in Alleged Scheme to Hack SEC Filing System, Steal Financial Info

U.S. authorities have charged “a suspected Ukrainian computer hacker and several traders” with attempting to cash in on “market-moving corporate earnings news” stolen from Securities and Exchange Commission systems, Reuters reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Finance, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Reuters, Insider Trading, Edgar


Better Gene Editing than CRISPR

George Church describes going beyond cutting DNA to precise editing. 1. Phage Integrases (Protein and DNA) 2. TAL Deaminases (custom Protein) 3. Chemical Targeting (custom polymer) 4. lambda (λ)-red... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Medicine, Dna, World, Innovation, Crispr, Gene Editing, George Church, Genome Editing, Better Gene Editing, Phage Integrases Protein


E-Scooter Startup Bird: We're Sorry for Sending Wild Legal Threats to Media Over Scooter Hacks

On-demand electric scooter startup Bird has backed down from its legal threats against Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow for publishing a piece detailing how a $30 kit from China could be used to rewire the hoards of abandoned Bird scooters sitting around city impound lots, the BBC reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Transportation, Science, Technology, China, Bbc, Scooters, Hacks, Bird, Dmca, Lime, Cory Doctorow, E Scooter, Dmca Takedown


The Worst Pain in the World, Bendable Phones, and Joshua Tree: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Ten hut, Gizmodo readers! Do you have a New Year’s Resolution you should be working on? Do not answer that rhetorical question, because yours are the feeble dreams of weaklings and mine is to whip this sorry, good-for-nothing blog audience squad into shape!Read more...
Tags: Food, Gadgets, Comics, Astronomy, TV, Science, Technology, Privacy, Syfy, Ces, Glass, Surveillance, Physics, Birds, International Space Station, Ocean


Reports: Police Defuse Gas Station Standoff by Having Robot Deliver Vape Pen to Suspect

A six-hour standoff between police and a 40-year-old man who allegedly splashed gasoline on the floor of a Novato, California, convenience store “while threatening to burn it down” and later fled to a nearby Safeway ended when police defused the situation with a robot carrying a vape pen, the Sacramento Bee reported…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Police, Law Enforcement, Robots, Vaping, Safeway, Sacramento Bee, Novato California, Vapes, Vape Pen, Beginning To Suspect 2019 Wont Be Normal Either


Airlander 10, Butt-Shaped Airship Prototype and World's Longest Aircraft, to Be Retired

Hybrid Air Vehicles, the company behind the Airlander 10 airship (the world’s longest aircraft and also known as the “flying bum” for its resemblance to a butt), said on Sunday that its current prototype will not be rebuilt but that it plans to build a new generation of airships, the Guardian reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, US military, Aircraft, Airlander, Airlander 10, Blimps, Hybrid Air Vehicles, Flying Bum, Airships


President Trump's Government Shutdown Is Breaking Federal Websites

Dozens of federal government websites are not working correctly due to the ongoing government shutdown, BuzzFeed News reported on Friday, including ones for the Seventh Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals and some NASA and Department of Justice webpages. According to BuzzFeed, these sites and others appear to be…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Nasa, Cybersecurity, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Federal Government, Trump, BuzzFeed News, Seventh Circuit of the U S Court of Appeals


Israeli Cyber-Intelligence Firm Denies Role in Khashoggi Murder, But Won't 'Deny or Confirm' Saudi Sales

One of the co-founders of the Israeli cyber-intelligence firm behind the powerful phone-surveillance software Pegasus, NSO Group, has denied that their products were involved in the Saudi Arabian government’s torture and murder of journalist in self-imposed exile Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Cybersecurity, Pegasus, Espionage, Spies, Istanbul, Mohammed bin Salman, Zero Day, NSO Group, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi


Spektr-R, Russia's Only Space Radio Telescope, Stops Responding to Commands

Russia’s only orbiting space radio telescope, Spektr-R (RadioAstron), has stopped responding to the spacecraft’s control staff, the BBC reported Saturday, though Astro Space Centre chief Nikolai Kardashev told the BBC that it is still transmitting scientific data.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Russia, Bbc, Roscosmos, Radio Telescope, Space Telescopes, Nikolai Kardashev, Spektr R, Astro Space Centre


Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX cuts one tenth of workforce

Company cites ‘extraordinarily difficult times ahead’ behind decision to slash about 600 employees Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX will reduce its workforce by about 10% of the company’s more than 6,000 employees.The company said it will “part ways” with some of its manpower, citing “extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead”. Continue reading...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, US news


Want your kid to cut down screen-time? Put away your phone, study suggests

A recent study tracked the media habits of families with preschool-age children.The results found that the screen-time of mothers was positively associated with the screen-time of their children, and that offering screens as a reward for good behavior is also linked to increased screen-time among kids.It's important to study the effects of technology on preschool-age children because they're at a stage in development when it's especially easy to form habits and routines that carry on into adulth...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Parenting, Mental Health, Canada, Innovation, BMC Obesity, Paediatrics Child Health


China 80 Gigapascal Carbon Nanotube Bundles Were Part of a Prediction from 2006

In 2006, I made about 156 predictions. One of the predictions was that carbon nanotube fiber would be inexpensive and with over 50GPa tensile strength around 2014-2018. Relative to 2006, there is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, China, Future, Materials, Innovation, Carbon Nanotubes, Predictions


Stronger and Faster Horses Will Be Made in 2019 Using CRISPR Gene Editing

Kheiron Biotech using clones thoroughbred horses and announced in 2017 that they would use CRISPR gene editing to create super horses. They plan to perform myostatin inhibition to boost the muscles... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Sports, World, Innovation, Crispr, Gene Editing, Kheiron Biotech


LG Has 20X65 Foot Curved TV Waterfall Display at CES

LG Electronics has an immersive exhibit of flexible commercial displays at CES® 2019. The “LG OLED Falls” display features 260 LG OLED digital signage screens, in curved and flat configurations. It... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Television, Electronics, Entertainment, Future, World, Innovation, Lg, Gadget, LG Electronics


Universal internet access unlikely until at least 2050, experts say

Half the world’s population is online but lack of skills and investment are slowing growthParts of the world will be excluded from the internet for decades to come without major efforts to boost education, online literacy and broadband infrastructure, experts have warned.While half the world’s population now uses the internet, a desperate lack of skills and stagnant investment mean the UN’s goal of universal access, defined as 90% of people being online, may not be reached until 2050 or later, t...
Tags: Science, Technology, Internet, World news, Telecoms, United Nations, Un


China Backs Second Kim Jong Un-Donald Trump Nuclear Summit

Given the nightmarish hustle of Donald Trump’s administration, it’s hard to believe that it was less than a year ago when Trump met North Korean totalitarian strongman Kim Jong Un for a historic nuclear summit in Singapore in June 2018. The two men described each other in glowing terms, watched a bizarre “Destiny…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, North Korea, China, Singapore, Military, Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un, Missiles, Nuclear Weapons, Donald Trump, Trump, Nukes, Kim Jong, North Korea Sanctions, Kim Jong Un Donald Trump



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