Google settles with labor board over employee speech

[ad_1] In this May 1, 2019, file photo, a person walks past a Google sign in San Francisco. Google says it’s reached a settlement over employees’ ability to speak out about workplace issues. Under the settlement with the National Labor Relations Board, Google has agreed to post a notice to remind employees of their rights.. […]

Semiconducting material more affected by defects than previously thought

[ad_1] Credit: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute A promising semiconductor material could be improved if flaws previously thought irrelevant to performance are reduced, according to research published today in Nature Communications. A group of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and other universities has shown that a specific defect impacts the ability of halide perovskite to hold energy […]

Facebook expands new tool aiming to shrink 'news deserts'

[ad_1] This July 16, 2013, file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts” into bloom with the expansion of a tool that provides people with local news and information, but says it still has a lot to learn. The social media giant said Thursday, […]

Researchers design roadmap for hydrogen supply network

[ad_1] Walter Mérida Credit: UBC Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in British Columbia. Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a hydrogen supply chain model that can enable the adoption of zero-emission, hydrogen-powered cars—transforming them from a novelty into everyday transportation in just 30 years. In a new study […]

Scientists are teaching computers to diagnose soybean stress

[ad_1] Unmanned aerial vehicles could be equipped with hyperspectral technology capable of detecting wavelength ranges beyond those detectable by the human eye. Such technology could combine with machine learning techniques under development at Iowa State to help farmers anticipate stress among their crops before symptoms appear. Credit: Arti Singh Iowa State University scientists are working […]

A robot with a firm yet gentle grasp

[ad_1] A robotic gripper developed in the lab of University at Buffalo engineer Ehsan Esfahani uses repulsion between magnets to adjust the stiffness of its grip, improving safety. Credit: Douglas Levere/University at Buffalo Human hands are remarkably skilled at manipulating a range of objects. We can pick up an egg or a strawberry without smashing […]

Tracking coordinated disinformation campaigns online made easier with new BotSlayer tool

[ad_1] An infographic about BotSlayer Credit: Indiana University Indiana University’s Observatory on Social Media has launched a new tool in the fight against online disinformation: BotSlayer. The software, which is free and open to the public, scans social media in real time to detect evidence of automated Twitter accounts—or “bots”—pushing messages in a coordinated manner, […]

Poland to launch cyberspace defence force

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain NATO member Poland will launch a cyberspace defence force by 2024 made up of around 2,000 soldiers qualified in cybersecurity, the defence minister said on Thursday after formally approving it. “We’re well aware that in today’s world it’s possible to influence the situation in states by using these methods (cyberwar),” […]

Google pays France over $1 billion to settle tax case

[ad_1] This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, file photo shows Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Two bipartisan groups of state attorneys general are launching separate antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, adding to regulatory scrutiny of two of the world’s largest and most ubiquitous tech companies.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Tech […]

Lyft to add more safety features for riders and drivers

[ad_1] After facing lawsuits and criticisms related to the safety of its riders, Lyft said it will implement new measures designed to improve the security of its customers and its drivers. In a blog post Tuesday, Lyft co-founder and President John Zimmer said that the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company will now partner with the Rape, […]