Science and Technology

The YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore.
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AP News
February 05, 2020 - 6:51 pm
Payment service Venmo joined YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday in demanding that a facial recognition company stop harvesting user images to identify the people in them, which the startup does as part of its work with police. Read more here.
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Walt Disney Co. at New York Stock Exchange
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AP News
February 04, 2020 - 5:10 pm
Disney said its Disney Plus streaming service reached nearly 29 million paid subscribers in less than three months, an impressive start for what the company has positioned as its future as more people drop cable subscriptions. Read more here.
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STEM students
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Jim Melwert
February 03, 2020 - 4:45 am
Chester County U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan is trying to address the shortage of women in STEM careers — especially in engineering and math — with the new bipartisan Women in Stem Caucus. Read more here.
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Snowdrops blooming at Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill.
Courtesy of Susan Crane
Molly Daly
February 02, 2020 - 4:43 pm
Who needs a season-predicting groundhog? According to the National Weather Service, January’s average temperature was 5.9 degrees warmer than usual — meaning we’re already seeing signs of an early spring. Read more here.
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Weather app
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Paul Kurtz
January 31, 2020 - 4:30 am
The 5G bandwagon is rolling down the road with the full support of the Trump administration. But meteorologists across the world have voiced concerns about the potentially harmful impact the wireless technology could have on their ability to forecast the weather. Read more here.
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This undated image provided by General Motors shows the grill on a battery-powered Hummer pickup truck. General Motors announced Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, that it will start the pickup truck in September of 2021.
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AP News
January 30, 2020 - 11:08 am
The Hummer, once a gas-guzzling target for environmentalists, is making a comeback. But this time around it won't burn fuel or spew greenhouse gases. Read more here.
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Students build a tower at the new STEAM Lab in North Philadelphia.
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Andrew Kramer
January 26, 2020 - 1:00 pm
It's not always easy making learning fun for students, but Philadelphia nonprofit Project HOME hopes to do just that through a new educational lab that opened in North Philadelphia on Wednesday. Read more here.
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Distracted teen driver
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Suzanne Monaghan
January 26, 2020 - 11:33 am
Sixteen- to 19-year-old drivers are nearly three times more likely than older drivers to be in a deadly crash, according to the Centers for Disease Control. There are dozens of apps designed to help teens develop safe driving practices by avoiding the temptation of distractions. However, they are...
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Facial recognition equipment that will be implemented at Philadelphia International Airport starting Monday.
Courtesy Philadelphia International Airport
Mike DeNardo
January 20, 2020 - 4:30 am
Some travelers out of Philadelphia International Airport will be facing facial recognition technology, starting Tuesday. Read more here.
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A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from pad 39A during a test flight to demonstrate the capsule's emergency escape system at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday.
John Raoux/AP Photo
AP News
January 19, 2020 - 12:21 pm
SpaceX completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in as little as two months, mimicking an emergency escape shortly after liftoff Sunday. Read more here.
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