Technology

Technological innovations, artificial intelligence, robotics, biotech, 5G, informatics, telematics, and other advancements and their impact on society are the primary focus of this section. Our survey data measuring the American public's hopes and concerns about technological advancements will form the articles' basis. Our interest includes data privacy, protection, and cybersecurity. We tackle trust in tech companies, breaking up big technology companies, and free speech in social media.

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Tesla Opens Xinjiang Showroom As Companies Cut Ties To Region

In March 2020, a report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute showed that 27 Chinese factories across nine Chinese provinces used the labor of Uighurs forcibly transported from Xinjiang province. Xinjiang cotton accounts for 85% of all Chinese cotton, so many global clothing brands were linked to forced labor either

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James Webb Super-Telescope Set To Launch

Conceived 30 years ago as the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, the Webb is a joint project between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). The project has experienced numerous delays and cost overruns, ballooning from $500 million to almost $10 billion. The telescope

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Trump Persevering To Get The Truth Out With Truth Social

Trump’s forthcoming social media venture, Truth Social, has secured funding from investors. But, once launched, will Truth Social be able to sustain free speech as it promises?

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Can Agarwal Correct Twitter’s Course?

Twitter's Challenges

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NASA Sending Spacecraft To Crash Into Asteroid

NASA's DARTThe spacecraft will crash into an object called Dimorphos to see how much its speed and path can be altered. It's the first attempt to deflect an asteroid to learn how to protect Earth, though this particular asteroid presents no threat. The DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) spacecraft will

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Facebook Fake News Fuels European Union Crisis

Social media posts in Arabic and Kurdish -- particularly on Facebook and Telegram -- have promoted fake news reports of migration to the EU through Belarus. Smugglers openly share their phone numbers. Lukashenko has been flying people in from Turkey and the Middle East. Every day, around 400 people land

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General Atomics And Boeing Will Build A Giant Laser For The U.S. Military

The military is commissioning its most powerful laser weapon to date. Announced October 25, the Army asked for a 300 kiloWatt solid-state laser and has awarded a contract to General Atomics to deliver it. Formally called the "Distributed Gain High Energy Laser Weapon System," or DGHELWS, the weapon is billed

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Researchers Identify Molecule That Blocks Immune Cells From Entering And Killing Breast Tumors

"During cancer progression, this molecule, known as DDR1, organizes a high-order extracellular matrix that acts like barbed wire around the boundary of a tumor to prevent immune cells from entering the tumor," says Rong Li, the Ross Professor of Basic Science Research at GWU. Rong Li also states that "Knowing

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Traditional Samoan Medicine Found As Effective As Ibuprofen By Scientists

Samoan biologist Dr. Seeseei Molimau-Samasoni and Cook Island Māori research fellow Dr. Helen Woolner have found the leaves of the matalafi tree, or psychotria insularum, works as effectively as ibuprofen. Their paper shares a decade of research into matalafi, used in Samoa for generations to treat inflammation caused by fever,

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Tesla Becomes First $1 Trillion Car Firm

An order for 100,000 electric vehicles from Tesla pushed the carmaker's market capitalization to over $1 trillion – more than the next nine most valuable listed carmakers combined. Hertz will have the largest electric vehicle (EV) rental fleet in North America after purchasing 100,000 Tesla Model 3s in a

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Want To Live Longer? These Antibodies Designed To Destroy Old Cells Could Be The Answer

Researchers at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Spain and the U.K.'s University of Leicester have designed an antibody to recognize specific proteins on the surface of aged or senescent cells. Once deployed, it attaches itself to these cells, detonating a drug that removes only the proteins, minimizing

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Ransomware: A Threat Like 9/11

Ransomware worries two-thirds of Americans.