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Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 at 04:58 PM EDT

Facebook Finds Coordinated Effort to Influence US Politics

Facebook Finds Coordinated Effort to Influence US Politics

Facebook has identified a coordinated influence campaign on U.S. politics ahead of November's midterm elections, banning more than two dozen pages and accounts as it attempts to learn more about the activity....

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 at 05:40 PM EDT

Hyperloop Tests in Nevada Desert, With Eye on North Texas

Hyperloop Tests in Nevada Desert, With Eye on North Texas

North Texas transportation officials are studying the feasibility of building a hyperloop between Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth. But many people still know little about the brand-new technology. So NBC 5...

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 at 08:57 AM EDT

Conspiracy Theorists Hijack YouTube Searches for Celebrities

Conspiracy Theorists Hijack YouTube Searches for Celebrities

Videos by a far-right conspiracy group appeared in YouTube searches for some A-list celebrities and at least one company Monday, underscoring that the site's effort to contain misinformation and propaganda on...

Monday, Jul 30, 2018 at 08:32 AM EDT

Facial Recognition, Potent New Policing Tool, Raises Alarms

Facial Recognition, Potent New Policing Tool, Raises Alarms

"Real-time" facial recognition has tremendous potential for crime prevention but it's also raising alarms for over the risk that it makes mistakes, NBC News reported. The FBI and law enforcement agencies around...

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 at 11:58 PM EDT

Facebook Market Value Plunges a Record $119 Billion

Facebook Market Value Plunges a Record $119 Billion

Facebook faced a day of reckoning as its shares plunged Thursday in the company's worst trading day since going public in 2012. It was among the biggest one-day losses of market value in U.S. stock market...

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 at 01:46 PM EDT

Samsung Says It Has Made a Bendable and Unbreakable Screen

Samsung Says It Has Made a Bendable and Unbreakable Screen

Unlike traditional smartphone displays, which are typically covered in glass that can be prone to cracking or shattering, Samsung coats its new panels with a "fortified plastic window." The solution didn't break...

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 at 01:56 PM EDT

Einstein's Theory of Relativity Passes Yet Another Test

Einstein's Theory of Relativity Passes Yet Another Test

More than a century after Albert Einstein proposed it, his theory of general relativity has passed another test. With giant telescopes pointed at the center of our galaxy, a team of European researchers...

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 at 10:48 AM EDT

Trump Claims Twitter 'Shadow Banning' Some Republicans

Trump Claims Twitter 'Shadow Banning' Some Republicans

President Donald Trump on Thursday ripped his favorite social media platform, criticizing Twitter for “shadow banning” Republicans, a vague accusation the commander-in-chief said was "discriminatory" and...

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 at 10:55 AM EDT

Grim Reaper Hovering Over Golden Gate Bridge Goes Viral

Grim Reaper Hovering Over Golden Gate Bridge Goes Viral

It’s a grim scene at the Golden Gate Bridge, but don’t fear. The reaper’s not real. An animation posted to Instagram paints the picture of what appears to be a towering Grim Reaper cloaked in red gripping...

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 at 05:52 AM EDT

Puerto Ricans Turning to Solar Energy Amid Power Turmoil

Puerto Ricans Turning to Solar Energy Amid Power Turmoil

Ten months after Hurricane Maria, Adjuntas still loses power any time a heavy rain or wind pounds the rickety power lines feeding this town high in the central mountains of Puerto Rico. That leaves its...

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