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White House Announces 100-Day Cyber Sprint for Chemical Sector
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White House Announces 100-Day Cyber Sprint for Chemical Sector

The 100-day grid cybersecurity sprint led to over 150 utilities deploying new technologies to improve cybersecurity defenses, according to a DOE press release. ...

Tech's Biggest Companies Are Sending Worrying Signals About the Economy
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Tech's Biggest Companies Are Sending Worrying Signals About the Economy

A series of quarterly earnings reports is showing that even Silicon Valley's most powerful companies are feeling the impact of inflation and rising interest rates...

How Can Digital Data Stored as DNA Be Manipulated?
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How Can Digital Data Stored as DNA Be Manipulated?

Researchers leveraged enzymes, artificial neurons, and neural networks to retrieve or manipulate digital data stored as DNA.

The Impact of Virtual Meetings
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The Impact of Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings have mixed effects on employee productivity, creativity, and relationships.

Applying the Metaverse
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Applying the Metaverse

Business, entertainment, and fashion companies already are staking their claims in this enhanced virtual world.

Improving Access to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
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Improving Access to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

North Carolina State University researchers aim to make electric vehicles more appealing to drivers by improving access to charging stations via a game theory-based...

Facebook Parent Meta Admits Defeat after GIPHY Deal is Blocked by U.K. Regulators
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Facebook Parent Meta Admits Defeat after GIPHY Deal is Blocked by U.K. Regulators

Citing the risk of a substantial lessening of competition in social media and display advertising, the U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority said Meta must sell...

Workers Strike at Apple's Core in Unprecedented Industrial Action
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Workers Strike at Apple's Core in Unprecedented Industrial Action

Retail and Fast Food Workers Union secretary Josh Cullinan said his union's members had stepped up "where no other retail workers in Australian history have gone"...

Blow to Amazon Union Drive as New York Workers Reject Latest Bid
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Blow to Amazon Union Drive as New York Workers Reject Latest Bid

Warehouse workers near Albany vote against forming a union by nearly two to one margin.

ESnet Launches Next-Generation Network to Enhance Collaborative Science
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ESnet Launches Next-Generation Network to Enhance Collaborative Science

The Energy Sciences Network has rolled out the latest generation of the U.S. Department of Energy's high-performance science network, dubbed ESnet6.

Lyft Testing Pay Algorithm to Lure Drivers
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Lyft Testing Pay Algorithm to Lure Drivers

Ride-hailing firm Lyft announced it was testing an earnings algorithm so drivers in 18 U.S. cities can view destination and pay details before accepting requests...

Misinformation Swirls in Non-English Languages Ahead of Midterms
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Misinformation Swirls in Non-English Languages Ahead of Midterms

More multilingual fact-checking groups are pushing back against misleading translations, manipulated images, and outright lies that jump platforms and cross borders...

Matter's Internet of Things Standard and Certification Are Ready
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Matter's Internet of Things Standard and Certification Are Ready

The Connectivity Standards Alliance has officially approved the Matter Internet of Things standard.

Walgreens Turns to Prescription-Filling Robots to Free Up Pharmacists
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Walgreens Turns to Prescription-Filling Robots to Free Up Pharmacists

U.S. pharmacy chain Walgreens is deploying robots to fill prescriptions for drugstores amid a nationwide shortage of pharmacists and pharmacist technicians.

Micron to Spend Up to $100 Billion on Chip Factory in New York State
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Micron to Spend Up to $100 Billion on Chip Factory in New York State

Semiconductor plant would be largest in the U.S., as Washington tries to boost the industry.

Users Trust AI as Much as Humans for Flagging Problematic Content
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Users Trust AI as Much as Humans for Flagging Problematic Content

Researchers found that social media users trust artificial intelligence as much as human content moderators when it comes to flagging harmful content.

Wegmans Discontinues Self-Checkout App, Citing Losses
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Wegmans Discontinues Self-Checkout App, Citing Losses

Wegmans has discontinued the self-checkout SCAN app it rolled out early in the pandemic to offer contactless shopping, citing losses tied to the app.

Report: U.S. Nuclear Security Body Failed to Implement Cybersecurity Measures
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Report: U.S. Nuclear Security Body Failed to Implement Cybersecurity Measures


Bitcoin Has Emitted 200 Million Tons of CO2 Since Launch
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Bitcoin Has Emitted 200 Million Tons of CO2 Since Launch

Researchers at the U.K.'s University of Cambridge estimated bitcoin miners have discharged nearly 200 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Software Robots Gaining Ground in White-Collar Office World
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Software Robots Gaining Ground in White-Collar Office World

Software is making inroads into white-collar professions due to innovations enabled by artificial intelligence and machine learning, and fueled by pandemic-surging...
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