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NASA Launches Study of UFOs Despite 'Reputational Risk'

NASA Launches Study of UFOs Despite 'Reputational Risk'

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Jun 9, 2022

NASA is launching a study of UFOs as part of a new push toward high-risk, high-impact science.

Facebook Fails Again to Detect Hate Speech in Ads

Facebook Fails Again to Detect Hate Speech in Ads

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | Jun 9, 2022

Facebook and its parent company Meta flopped once again in a test of how well they could detect obviously violent hate speech in advertisements submitted to the platform.

Factors You Need to Remember When Buying E-Cig Mods

Factors You Need to Remember When Buying E-Cig Mods

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 9, 2022

If you're new to vaping and think you've seen everything that meets the eye, wait until you behold the uniquely-looking e-cigarette mods!

NASA to Launch 3 Rockets from Private Australian Space Port

NASA to Launch 3 Rockets from Private Australian Space Port

SCIENCE | By Rod McGuirk | Jun 8, 2022

NASA will launch a research rocket from remote northern Australia this month in the agency's first blast off from a commercial space port outside the United States.

Apple Offers Glimpse at Upcoming Changes to iPhone Software

Apple Offers Glimpse at Upcoming Changes to iPhone Software

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | Jun 7, 2022

Apple provided a peek at upcoming tweaks to iPhone the software and rolled out two laptops that will be the first available with the next generation of a company-designed microprocessor.

Autonomous Mayflower Reaches American Shores -- in Canada

Autonomous Mayflower Reaches American Shores -- in Canada

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien | Jun 6, 2022

A crewless robotic boat that had tried to retrace the 1620 sea voyage of the Mayflower has finally reached the shores of North America — this time in Canada.

China Launches Mission to Complete Space Station Assembly

China Launches Mission to Complete Space Station Assembly

SCIENCE | Jun 5, 2022

China on Sunday launched a new three-person mission to complete assembly work on its permanent orbiting space station.

Activists Say Cyber Agency Weakens Voting Tech Advisory

Activists Say Cyber Agency Weakens Voting Tech Advisory

PERSONAL TECH | By Kate Brumback | Jun 5, 2022

The nation's leading cybersecurity agency released a final version of an advisory that voting integrity activists say weakens a security recommendation on using barcodes to tally votes.

Firm Proposes Taser-Armed Drones to Stop School Shootings

Firm Proposes Taser-Armed Drones to Stop School Shootings

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 4, 2022

Taser developer Axon said this week it is working to build drones armed with the electric stunning weapons that could fly in schools and "help prevent the next Uvalde, Sandy Hook, or Columbine."

Landmark Bill to Limit Cryptomining Passes NY Legislature

Landmark Bill to Limit Cryptomining Passes NY Legislature

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Hill | Jun 4, 2022

New York lawmakers have passed a milestone environmental measure designed to tap the brakes on the spread of cryptocurrency mining operations that burn fossil fuels.

Food Waste Cement: A Gingerbread House-Style Building Option

Food Waste Cement: A Gingerbread House-Style Building Option

SCIENCE | By Chisato Tanaka | Jun 1, 2022

In the near future, edible houses may no longer just be found in fairy tales.

Egypt Displays Trove of Newly Discovered Ancient Artifacts

Egypt Displays Trove of Newly Discovered Ancient Artifacts

SCIENCE | May 31, 2022

Egypt on Monday displayed a trove of ancient artifacts dating back 2,500 years that the country's antiquities authorities said were recently unearthed at the famed necropolis of Saqqara near Cairo.

Robotic Buoys Developed to Keep Atlantic Right Whales Safe

Robotic Buoys Developed to Keep Atlantic Right Whales Safe

PERSONAL TECH | By Patrick Whittle | May 28, 2022

A Cape Cod science center and one of the world's largest shipping businesses are collaborating on a project to use robotic buoys to protect a vanishing whale from lethal collisions with ships.

Shooter Warning Signs Get Lost in Sea of Social Media Posts

Shooter Warning Signs Get Lost in Sea of Social Media Posts

PERSONAL TECH | By Amanda Seitz | May 27, 2022

The warning signs were there for anyone to stumble upon, days before the 18-year-old gunman entered a Texas elementary school and slaughtered 19 children and two teachers.

Why Are Online Casinos Not Just Entertainment?

Why Are Online Casinos Not Just Entertainment?

PERSONAL TECH | May 26, 2022

Have doubt about online casinos? That's understandable. But here are some positive things about online gaming to take into consideration.

An Ocean First: Underwater Drone Tracks CO2 in Alaska Gulf

An Ocean First: Underwater Drone Tracks CO2 in Alaska Gulf

PERSONAL TECH | By Mark Thiessen | May 26, 2022

Designed to dive 3,281 feet and roam remote parts of the ocean, the autonomous vehicle was deployed in the Gulf of Alaska this spring to provide a deeper understanding of the ocean's chemistry.

Twitter to Pay $150M Penalty over Privacy of Users' Data

Twitter to Pay $150M Penalty over Privacy of Users' Data

PERSONAL TECH | By Marcy Gordon | May 26, 2022

Twitter will pay a $150 million penalty and put in new safeguards to settle federal regulators' allegations that the social platform failed to protect the privacy of users' data over a six-year span.

Boeing Capsule Lands Back on Earth after Space Shakedown

Boeing Capsule Lands Back on Earth after Space Shakedown

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | May 26, 2022

Boeing's crew taxi returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Wednesday, completing a repeat test flight before NASA astronauts climb aboard.

Grindr's 'Monkeypox Alert' Advises Users About Telltale Rash

Grindr's 'Monkeypox Alert' Advises Users About Telltale Rash

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | May 25, 2022

Grindr sent out a "Monkeypox Alert" that advised users to be on the lookout for the illness' telltale rash or other sores, and seek medical attention if they spot it.

Social Media Hammered by Mounting Questions over Advertising

Social Media Hammered by Mounting Questions over Advertising

PERSONAL TECH | By Michelle Chapman | May 25, 2022

Social media has had a rough 2022 with lingering questions about advertising spending, political ads and a $44 billion takeover of Twitter that may or may not be happening.

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