Technology

Industries like aerospace, energy, transportation, and defense require sensors to measure and monitor various factors under harsh conditions to ensure human safety and the integrity of mechanical systems. In the petrochemical industry, for instance, pipeline pressures must be monitored at temperatures ranging from hot desert heat to near-arctic cold. Various nuclear reactors operate at a
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Microsoft announced on Friday that its planned acquisition of video game company Activision Blizzard has been unconditionally approved by China, even as the deal still faces opposition from antitrust authorities in the United States and the United Kingdom. While China’s approval is welcome news for Microsoft, it is also complicated by the fact that Activision
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Scientists have been working on developing soft and flexible fibers to create new electronics, such as smart sensing clothes, energy solutions, and wearable biometric devices. Recently, researchers from National University of Singapore, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and Nanjing University in China introduced a new method to create soft textiles with electronic properties. This
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Rutgers University researchers have discovered a significant flaw in the credibility evaluation process of algorithms that detect “fake news”. The algorithms rely on a credibility score for the “source” of the article rather than assessing the credibility of each individual article, according to the researchers. Flaw in Current Algorithms The researchers found that the use
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The United States announced criminal charges against Chinese and Russian nationals on Tuesday, accusing them of stealing trade secrets and violating sanctions by attempting to export sensitive technology. This includes a former Apple software engineer who allegedly stole software related to the research and development of self-driving cars, and a Chinese man who attempted to
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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has launched a pilot program to test facial recognition technology at 16 airports across the United States. This voluntary program aims to improve the accuracy of identity verification without slowing down the speed of passengers passing through checkpoints. However, some critics have raised concerns about questions of bias in facial
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Dubbed as the “censorship bill” by critics, Brazil’s Bill 2630/2020 is a measure to regulate disinformation online. Introduced in 2020 to address the flood of disinformation online, the legislation stalled in the lower house after passing the Senate. It resurfaced after supporters of far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro ran riot in Brasilia in January, incited by
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Fugitive cryptocurrency entrepreneur Do Kwon, who has been in custody in Montenegro since March, may be released on bail as he awaits trial for document forgery. The Terraform founder was arrested at the capital’s airport carrying alleged fake travel documents. Kwon’s company’s dramatic collapse last year wiped out around $40 billion of investors’ money and
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Linda Yaccarino is a veteran ad executive who has now become the new CEO of Twitter, which is now called X Corp. She has worked in various advertising executive roles for decades. Before joining Twitter, she worked at NBCUniversal, where she oversaw integrating the companies’ ad sales platforms. Her most recent title was Chairman, Advertising
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As the demand for energy continues to rise, renewable energy solutions are necessary to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. One such solution is microbial electrochemical technology, which uses microorganisms to convert organic matter into electricity. This technology is both cost-effective and environmentally friendly, making it an attractive option for green energy systems. Cathode materials play
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