• Make It Feb 10

    How Alicia Boler Davis Took on Amazon's Covid Crises and Became Part of Jeff Bezos' Inner Circle

    Alicia Boler Davis discusses leading through Covid, representation in STEM, and why she wants today’s young Black leaders to dream big.

  • coronavirus Apr 8, 2020

    Md. Engineers Converting Breast Pumps Into Ventilators

    A group of engineers in Maryland says breast pumps — machines many moms have at home — could be a game-changer in saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic. “This has been really exciting for me,” engineer Rachel Labatt said. Labatt, Brandi and Grant Gerstner, Alex Scott and Director Tommy Luginbill are a team of engineers from southern Maryland. They say…

  • United States Dec 2, 2019

    Scientists Race to Document Puerto Rico's Coastal Heritage

    A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico’s coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a large chunk of the island’s heritage that is still being discovered. Scientists hope to use the 3D images they’ve taken so far to also help identify which historic...

  • CEO Dec 1, 2019

    Self-Driving Cars Were Supposed to Be Here Already — Here's Why They Aren't

    More companies are trying to bring self-driving cars to the masses than ever before. Yet a truly autonomous vehicle still doesn’t exist. And it’s not clear if, or when, our driverless future will arrive. Proponents in the industry, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Waymo CEO John Krafcik and Cruise CEO Dan Ammann, touted an aggressive timeline but missed and reset...

  • Donald Trump Nov 11, 2019

    After Push From Perry, His Backers Got Huge Ukraine Gas Deal

    Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country’s new president. Perry’s efforts to influence Ukraine’s energy policy came earlier this year, just as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s new government was seeking military aid...

  • Donald Trump Oct 25, 2019

    Pence Takes Swipe at NBA, Nike in Critical Speech on China

    Vice President Mike Pence took a swipe at Nike and the NBA on Thursday in a speech criticizing communist China’s record on trade and human rights, saying American corporations have been too willing to ignore censorship and repression in pursuit of profits. Pence singled out the shoe company for removing Houston Rockets merchandise from stores in China after the team’s...

  • Los Angeles Oct 7, 2019

    Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After Crash

    Ethiopian Airlines’ former chief engineer says in a whistleblower complaint filed with regulators that the carrier went into the maintenance records on a Boeing 737 Max jet a day after it crashed this year, a breach he contends was part of a pattern of corruption that included fabricating documents, signing off on shoddy repairs and even beating those who got...

  • food Oct 6, 2019

    Protests Choke Communities in Haiti as Aid, Supplies Dwindle

    Gabriel Duvalesse squatted slightly as he prepared to push 50 gallons (190 liters) of cooking oil in an old wheelbarrow to an outdoors market an hour away so he could earn $1. It was his first job in seven days as deadly protests paralyze Haiti’s economy and shutter businesses and schools. Opposition leaders and thousands of supporters are demanding the...

  • Executive Oct 3, 2019

    Reports Say Boeing Insider Filed Safety Complaint About Max

    A Boeing engineer filed an internal complaint alleging that company managers rejected a backup system that might have alerted pilots to problems linked to two deadly crashes involving the 737 Max jet, according to published reports. The Seattle Times and The New York Times reported Wednesday that an engineer who worked on the Max said managers were urged to consider...

  • facebook Oct 1, 2019

    Engineer Admits Hacking Yahoo Accounts Searching for Images

    A former Yahoo software engineer has pleaded guilty to hacking into the accounts of some 6,000 Yahoo users in search of sexual photos and videos. The US Attorney’s Office says Reyes Daniel Ruiz admitted in court Monday that he mostly targeted accounts belonging to younger women, including his personal friends and work colleagues.

  • United Kingdom Sep 15, 2019

    Vinyl Records on Track to Outsell CDs for First Time in 33 Years

    This past week, the Recording Industry Association of America released its mid-year report. It showed that 80% of the of music industry’s revenue comes from streaming, but it also showed that revenue from sales of vinyl records is on track to overtake that of compact discs by the year’s end, should current trends continue. When the compact disc was introduced...

  • facebook Sep 6, 2019

    Friends With Benefits: Facebook Dating Launches in US

    Facebook is tackling a new frontier: love. Facebook Dating, a matchmaking service the company already offers in Brazil, Canada and 17 other countries , will arrive in the U.S. on Thursday. But after years of privacy missteps by the social network, will people trust it with their love lives? The mobile-only feature is part of Facebook’s ongoing attempt to reach...

  • facebook Aug 25, 2019

    Employees of Big Tech Are Speaking Out Like Never Before

    When Liz O’Sullivan was hired at the New York City-based artificial intelligence company Clarifai in 2017, she felt lucky to find work at the intersection of two of her main interests: technology and ethics. Two years later, she found herself facing a moral dilemma. Clarifai was developing aerial photography and object detection tools as one of several companies working on...

  • spokesman Aug 7, 2019

    Parking Garage Collapses Under Chicago Fire Engine at Health Facility: CFD

    A Chicago firetruck was on the top floor of a parking garage at a city health facility Tuesday morning when the garage partially collapsed underneath it, authorities said.

  • spokeswoman Jul 30, 2019

    'Chernobyl' Miniseries Sends Curious Tourists to Lithuania

    An HBO miniseries featuring Soviet-era nuclear nightmares has sparked global interest in the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and boosted tourism in Lithuania. The Baltic country, which served as the filming location for “Chernobyl,” has become a destination of so-called atomic tourism since the program aired earlier this year.

  • CEO Jul 26, 2019

    Facebook to Pay Record $5 Billion in FTC Fine

    The Federal Trade Commission announced a $5 billion settlement with Facebook on Wednesday to end an investigation into the company’s privacy practices. It’s a record penalty that shows the federal government taking a harder stance against tech firms, but one that may stop short of changing how Silicon Valley does business.

  • Governor Jul 25, 2019

    Puerto Rico Governor Silent as Impeachment Process Looms

    Legislators prepared to begin an impeachment process for Puerto Rico’s leader as thousands of protesters gathered around the governor’s mansion late Wednesday and chanted, “We want peace, and they want war!” as they demanded his ouster. Frustration and anger began building as the silence from Gov. Ricardo Rosselló stretched late into the night despite promises from his spokesman that the...

  • judge Dec 26, 2019

    Charges Dropped, Again, Against Amtrak Engineer in Deadly Philadelphia Crash

    Involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges have once again been dropped against the Amtrak engineer at the controls during a deadly 2015 derailment in Philadelphia.

  • Governor Jul 23, 2019

    Cellphones Sought in Puerto Rico as Political Crisis Deepens

    A Puerto Rico judge issued search warrants for the cellphones of government officials involved in a crude online chat whose leak has set off a political crisis that threatens to bring down the U.S. territory’s governor. One of the search warrants said that government officials used the chat to transmit official and confidential information to private citizens in potential violation...

  • CEO Jul 9, 2019

    From Nazis to Hippies: End of the Road for Volkswagen Beetle

    Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model this week at its plant in Puebla, Mexico. It’s the end of the road for a vehicle that has symbolized many things over a history spanning the eight decades since 1938. It has been: a part of Germany’s darkest hours as a never-realized Nazi prestige project. A symbol...

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