April 12, 2017

Month: April 2017

American Airlines Worker Hailed for Saving 2 Lives in 1 Day

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California girls aren’t the only things that are melting popsicles this spring. This new report shows that the beautiful, blazin’ California sun was so strong on the state’s solar panels last month, that – for the first time ever – electricity prices dropped into the negative. The data, which was released by the U.S. Energy […]

U.S. Airlines Excel: Denied Boardings, Mishandled Bags at Lowest Rate in 26 Years

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An annual report released today shows that airlines are substantially improving the service provided to passengers in the US. In fact, your chances of getting bumped from a flight or being told your bags were mishandled in 2016 were the lowest in 26 years, according to performance reports from The Airline Quality Rating. Although Alaska Airlines came out […]

Google Rolls Out ‘Fact Check’ Tool to Combat Fake News Worldwide

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After “fake news” became such a popular topic during the election season, Google rolled out a fact checking program in October to verify the accuracy of American news articles. In the months since the election, Google has slowly, but surely, introduced it in countries around the world. On Friday, the tech company announced that – thanks to […]

James Corden Details Second ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Primetime Special

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James Corden’s second “Carpool Karaoke” special, The Late Late Show Carpool Primetime Special 2017, will air May 22nd at 10 p.m. on CBS, Deadline reports. The special will include a new “Carpool Karaoke” segment, as well as another Late Late Show favorite, “Toddlerography,” in which Corden and a celebrity guest mirror the dance moves of […]

Hover Camera can now follow and record its owner sans phone

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The term “selfie drones” may suggest an added level of convenience, but in reality, these machines still share one common pain point with conventional offerings: they need to be connected to a mobile device for initiation, mode selection and landing. The folks over at Zero Zero Robotics, however, are tackling this issue with a software […]

New sensor devices recycle atoms

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Next-generation sensors to be used in fields as diverse as mineral exploration and climate change will be turbo boosted thanks to University of Queensland and University of Sussex research. Theoretical physicist Dr Stuart Szigeti, of UQ’s School of Mathematics and Physics, said future precision sensing technology would exploit unusual effects of quantum mechanics. “Our research […]

Researchers gain insight into protein critical to Zika virus reproduction

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Zika virus is a mosquito-borne infectious disease linked to certain birth defects in infants in South and Central America and the United States. A Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researcher, Banumathi Sankaran, worked as part of a multi-institutional team to map a key viral protein called NS5. Necessary to virus reproduction, NS5 contains two […]

J. Geils, ‘Centerfold’ musician, found dead in Groton home

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John Warren Geils Jr., the artist known professionally as J. Geils and part of the rock group The J. Geils Band, was found dead in his Groton, Massachusetts, home. The 71-year-old was found unresponsive by police around 4 p.m. Tuesday after they responded to his home for a well-being check. He was pronounced dead at […]

North America’s freshwater lakes are getting saltier

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The study is the first large-scale analysis of chloride trends in freshwater lakes. It was conducted by a team of fifteen researchers as part of the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) Fellowship Program, an initiative that seeks to train the next generation of freshwater scientists and practitioners. Lead author Hilary Dugan, a limnologist at […]

Chicago City Buildings to be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

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Government representatives of Chicago just announced their commitment to converting their city pulling buildings’ electricity supply to 100% renewable energy by 2025. When implemented, Chicago will be the largest major city in the country to have a 100% renewable energy supply for its public buildings. “As the Trump administration pulls back on building a clean […]
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