Science and Technology

A skyscraper window washer regularly ranks among the toughest jobs in the world.
CNN
May 24, 2019 - 3:58 pm
By Samuel Burke, CNN Business (CNN) -- A skyscraper window washer regularly ranks among the toughest jobs in the world. The role, which can pay an upward of $27 an hour, often requires workers to hang hundreds of feet above the ground. The high wages and steep turnover rates have made the industry...
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Facebook recently announced it would dramatically increase its headcount in London and Dublin, saying the newly hired talent would work on WhatsApp payments.
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May 24, 2019 - 12:51 pm
By Ivana Kottasová, CNN Business (CNN) -- Facebook is reportedly preparing to launch a cryptocurrency as part of its global push into payments. The BBC reported Friday that Facebook wants to start testing "GlobalCoin" by the end of this year. The Financial Times said the company had even held talks...
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Hurricane Florence
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Molly Daly
May 23, 2019 - 5:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released its forecast for this year's hurricane season. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is calling for a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season , with a likely range of nine to 15 named storms, packing winds of...
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In this Dec. 18, 2018 file photo Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., speaks during an unveiling event for the Boring Co.
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May 23, 2019 - 12:27 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been granted a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center. The board of directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority approved the...
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The logo of social networking site Facebook is reflected on the screen of a smartphone resting on a laptop keyboard.
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May 23, 2019 - 12:07 pm
By Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months. What Facebook's new report Thursday doesn't say, though, is how many it also missed. The increase shows the...
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Hundreds of Amazon employees, groups of investors, and dozens of civil rights groups and academic researchers are upset that the online retailer is selling facial-recognition software to governments.
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May 22, 2019 - 5:33 pm
By Rachel Metz, CNN Business (CNN) -- Hundreds of Amazon employees, groups of investors, and dozens of civil rights groups and academic researchers are upset that the online retailer is selling facial-recognition software to governments. Yet on Wednesday, Amazon shareholders rejected a proposal...
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Power lines and power generating windmills
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Jim Melwert
May 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Montgomery County's government is doing its part to help the environment. Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh said a switch to 100 percent wind energy would cost $24,000 per year, which works out to about 1.5 percent of the county’s electrical costs. “This...
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Kim Glovas
May 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new term is floating in the ether, promoting a reduction in technology in our lives. It's called "digital minimalism." The theory is that less technology leads to more happiness, and reducing the number of apps on our phones will help. Dustin Kidd is an associate...
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This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
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May 16, 2019 - 1:41 pm
By Isabel Debre and Raphael Satter, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Nathaniel Gleicher,...
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In this April 25, 2019, photo, science teacher Sarah Ott speaks to her class about climate literacy in Dalton, Ga.
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May 15, 2019 - 10:38 am
By Michael Melia, Associated Press When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material were actually junk. "It is a pretty scary topic to...
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