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As Senate mulls Kavanaugh pick, Anita Hill talks value of women’s voices

December 4, 2018

When asked the question: ‘What would you say to a woman who feels her voice doesn’t matter?’ Anita Hill simply responded, ‘It does.’ Hill spoke Friday at the Grace Hopper Celebration, a conference focusing on women in tech that aims to rally women in an industry that grapples with gender and diversity inequality, and that’s seen […]

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Carmera’s human-driven sensors could pave the way for self-driving cars

December 4, 2018

An obvious setback for self-driving cars is the lack of eyeballs for noticing things like road construction or pedestrians.   That’s why startup Carmera wants to create up-to-date maps that can warn self-driving cars about obstacles that other platforms like Google Maps or Apple Maps might miss.  The company on Thursday announced a partnership with […]

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Iran accuses Twitter of shutting down legitimate accounts

December 4, 2018

Iran’s government has accused Twitter of closing accounts belonging to ‘real’ Iranians while allowing anti-government bots to flourish. The charges were leveled Sunday in a series of tweets sent by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addressed to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The removal Zarif refers to is presumably related to a recent Twitter crackdown […]

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Japan to conduct first test as part of space elevator project

December 4, 2018

Elon Musk may not believe in space elevators yet, but Japan is taking a step forward to realise the dream of travelling to space by elevators instead of the traditional rocket. A team of researchers from Japan’s Shizuoka University and other institutions will conduct the first test in space this month as part of a […]

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Scientists discover a brand new 26,000-pound dinosaur

December 4, 2018

Scientists think they may have found a new candidate for the Jurassic period’s biggest dinosaur. A new study published Thursday in Current Biology reveals that Ledumahadi mafube, a Brontosaurus relative, could have weighed 12 metric tons. That’s approximately 26,000 pounds. Its fossils were discovered in South Africa. A different dinosaur called the Argentinosaurus huinculensis has […]

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Google Slides can now automatically transcribe your speech into captions

December 4, 2018

Google’s G Suite is adding automated closed captions to Google Slides, the company said Monday.  The feature will roll out to users beginning this week. It works by accessing your computer’s microphone to pick up on what you’re saying during a presentation. It then transcribes your speech as captions, which appear on the slides you’re presenting […]

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Scientists create most powerful indoor magnetic field, blow up own lab

December 4, 2018

If you’re going to break a record, you might as well do it with an almighty bang. In April, a research team at the University of Tokyo did just that: creating the world’s strongest indoor magnetic field and blowing the door off their new, custom-built instrument. The research was published in Review of Scientific Instruments […]

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Alien object ‘Oumuamua may have come from one of these stars

December 4, 2018

Last year, astronomers caught sight of an odd, oblong object from somewhere beyond our solar system making a close pass by the sun before turning left and heading back out to deep space. Now, a team of researchers think they’ve narrowed down the home of the interstellar visitor named ‘Oumuamua to four most likely star […]

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