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A peek inside Alphabet’s investing universe | TechCrunch
Chances are high you have heard of Google. You are likely a contributor to one of the 3.5 billion search queries the website processes daily.
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Solar panel efficiency ‘research race’ ongoing as technology dashes toward records | Electrek
The solar panel industry is fighting physics to gain the secrets of turning photons into electrons – and the results of this atomic level battle are showing up for regular people.
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To play is to learn. Time to step back and let kids be kids | World Economic Forum
Real play is the freedom for children to engage with and learn from the world that surrounds them. By mentally and physically connecting children to the world, play empowers them to create and grow for the rest of their lives. It is a fundamental right for all children.
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AI May Have Just Decoded a Mystical 600-Year-Old Manuscript That Baffled Humans for Decades
One of the world’s most infamous mysteries may have just been solved, thanks not to human genius, but to artificial intelligence.
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Sprawling Maya network discovered under Guatemala jungle - BBC News
Researchers have found more than 60,000 hidden Maya ruins in Guatemala in a major archaeological breakthrough. Laser technology was used to survey digitally beneath the forest canopy, revealing houses, palaces, elevated highways, and defensive fortifications.
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Lasers Reveal a Maya Civilization So Dense It Blew Experts’ Minds - The New York Times
They were hidden there, all this time, under the cover of tree canopies in the jungles of northern Guatemala: tens of thousands of structures built by the Maya over a millennium ago.
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The American Museum of Exploding Cars and Toys That Kill You
How do lawsuits grow our understanding of the risks and harms of new technologies? What incentives do they offer corporations to ensure the safety of their products?
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Water, Water Everywhere in New York Subway. And With it, Problems - The New York Times
Atop a 20 foot ladder inside a New York City subway tunnel on a recent weeknight, a worker plunged a drill with a bit as long as a sword deep into a wet wall. Pulverized stone showered onto the third rail below, before the worker plugged the fresh hole with a length of rubber hose.
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How One Las Vegas ED Saved Hundreds of Lives After the Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History - Emergency Physicians Monthly
The night that Stephen Paddock opened fire on thousands of people at a Las Vegas country music concert, nearby Sunrise Hospital received more than 200 penetrating gunshot wound victims. Dr.
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How YouTube Drives People to the Internet’s Darkest Corners - WSJ
YouTube is the new television, with more than 1.5 billion users, and videos the site recommends have the power to influence viewpoints around the world.
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'Fiction is outperforming reality': how YouTube's algorithm distorts truth | Technology | The Guardian
An ex-YouTube insider reveals how its recommendation algorithm promotes divisive clips and conspiracy videos. Did they harm Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency? It was one of January’s most viral videos. Logan Paul, a YouTube celebrity, stumbles across a dead man hanging from a tree.
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How Facebook Is Killing Comedy - Splitsider
Last month, in its second round of layoffs in as many years, comedy hub Funny or Die reportedly eliminated its entire editorial team following a trend of comedy websites scaling back, shutting down, or restructuring their business model away from original online content.
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How Facebook’s Political Unit Enables the Dark Art of Digital Propaganda - Bloomberg
Zuckerberg’s social network is a politically agnostic tool for its more than 2 billion users, he has said. But Facebook, it turns out, is no bystander in global politics.
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How I Cracked Facebook’s New Algorithm And Tortured My Friends
Last Saturday — 12 days ago now — I shared a cringeworthy video on Facebook: a 6-minute clip of a twentysomething white woman showing off her small, blandly decorated Brooklyn apartment. Sort of the pumpkin spice latte version of MTV Cribs — innocuous, but annoying.
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Inside Facebook's Hellish Two Years—and Mark Zuckerberg's Struggle to Fix it All | WIRED
One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook’s employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks. His message pertained to some walls at the company’s Menlo Park headquarters where staffers are encouraged to scribble notes and signatures.
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How Long Before AI Systems Are Hacked in Creative New Ways? - MIT Technology Review
The latest artificial-intelligence techniques are being adopted by companies at a blistering pace. Before long, hackers might start taking a closer look, too, and they could cause all sorts of trouble by tricking these systems with illusory data.
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Our Hackable Political Future - The New York Times
Imagine it is the spring of 2019. A bottom-feeding website, perhaps tied to Russia, “surfaces” video of a sex scene starring an 18-year-old Kirsten Gillibrand.
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Algorithms are making American inequality worse - MIT Technology Review
William Gibson wrote that the future is here, just not evenly distributed. The phrase is usually used to point out how the rich have more access to technology, but what happens when the poor are disproportionately subject to it?
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Why the hidden internet can’t be a libertarian paradise | Aeon Essays
The Hidden Wiki holds the keys to a secret internet. To reach it, you need a special browser that can access ‘Tor Hidden Services’ – websites that have chosen to obscure their physical location. But even this browser isn’t enough.
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