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Zoom helps governments like China to censor people

ow Zoom violated its own terms of service for access to China’s market Like global tech companies before it, Zoom caved to the Chinese government, even when it meant overlooking basic human rights. Zoom helps people connect — but it also helps governments like China’s surveil and censor people.Andrew Lichtenstein / Corbis via Getty Images file   Dec. 23, 2020, 12:48 AM IST / Updated Dec. 23, 2020, 1:12 AM IST By Yaqiu Wang, MSNBC Opinion Columnist On Dec.

Revolutionary nano-diamond batteries last for ever

Interview: The NDB team on its revolutionary nano-diamond batteries By Loz Blain August 25, 2020 Facebook Twitter Flipboard LinkedIn Nano diamond batteries: each one generates its own power for decades, even millennia, using recycled nuclear waste safely packaged in crash-proof, tamper-proof diamond NDB VIEW 3 IMAGES   A cheap, safe, self-charging battery that delivers high power for decades without ever needing a charge? That’s a game changer. California-based company NDB is making some outrageous promises with

Sync your calendar with the solar system

Sync your calendar with the solar system     Add the calendar on Google  (We won’t save any of your private information when you add this calendar to your device.)   September 22 Autumnal equinox The autumnal equinox is one of two points in Earth’s orbit where the sun creates equal periods of daytime and nighttime across the globe. Many mark it as the first day of the fall. See what it looks like from space here.

When Voyager 2 Calls Home, Earth won’t Be Able to Answer for next 11 months

When Voyager 2 Calls Home, Earth Soon Won’t Be Able to Answer NASA will spend 11 months upgrading the only piece of its Deep Space Network that can send commands to the probe, which has crossed into interstellar space. Antennas belonging to the Deep Space Network complex in Canberra, Australia.Credit…Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex By Shannon Stirone Published March 4, 2020Updated March 10, 2020   Voyager 2 has been traveling through space for 43 years, and is now more than


KIDS MAY BE USING LAPTOPS MADE WITH FORCED LABOR THIS FALL The Lenovo computers were manufactured under a Chinese government program to provide cheap labor from persecuted Uyghurs. Mara Hvistendahl, Lee Fang August 21 2020, 2:30 p.m.   THE ONGOING PERSECUTION by the Chinese government of Uyghur Muslims is far from a distant problem. Recent reporting has identified Uyghur forced labor in the supply chain of major global brands, including BMW, Ralph Lauren, Samsung, and Sony. Now, as

With Ultralight Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Electric Airplanes Could Finally Take Off

With Ultralight Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Electric Airplanes Could Finally Take Off

 Oxis Energy’s design promises outstanding energy density, manufacturability, and safety By Mark Crittenden Advertisement Editor’s Picks Long-lasting Lithium-Sulfur Battery Promises to Double EV Range Lithium-Sulfur Battery Project Aims to Double the Range of Electric Airplanes An Electric Car Battery That Will Get You From Paris to Brussels and Back Photo-illustration: Edmon de Haro Electric aircraft are all the rage, with prototypes in development in every size from

Wigner’s Quantum paradox points to shaky foundations of reality

re on mailto   Not just “philosophical mumbo-jumbo”: An experiment shows how facts may depend on the observer.   DAVIDE BONAZZI/SALZMAN ART Quantum paradox points to shaky foundations of reality By George MusserAug. 17, 2020 , 11:20 AM Nearly 60 years ago, the Nobel Prize–winning physicist Eugene Wigner captured one of the many oddities of quantum mechanics in a thought experiment. He imagined a friend of his, sealed in a lab, measuring a particle such as

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