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Galaxy Note 7 recall shows challenges of stronger batteries
Technology
Published in 16-9-2016
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Samsung's recall of 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 phones after several dozen caught fire and exploded may stem from a subtle manufacturing error, but it highlights the challenge electronics makers face in packing ever more battery power into ever thinner phones, while rushing for faster release dates. U.S. safety regulators stepped in Thursday with an official recall, sa ...>>
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Federal order forbids Samsung Galaxy Note 7 use on planes
Technology
Published in 16-9-2016
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Passengers also must disable all applications that could inadvertently activate the phone, like an alarm clock; protect the power switch to prevent the phone from being unintentionally turned on; and keep the device in a carry-on baggage or on their person, not in a checked bag.
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Sea ice in Arctic shrinks to second lowest level on record
Technology
Published in 16-9-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Arctic sea ice this summer shrank to its second lowest level since scientists started to monitor it by satellite, with scientists saying it is another ominous signal of global warming. The National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado said the sea ice reached its summer low point on Saturday, extending 1.6 million square miles (4.14 million square kilometers). "The trend is clea ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 16-9-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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So long cable box. New rules may allow you to bypass the box
Technology
Published in 9-9-2016
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Initially, the FCC wanted to force cable and satellite TV companies to provide feeds of video and channel information to such gadgets, but that led to fears that device makers wouldn't respect agreements between cable operators and entertainment companies on terms like channel lineups. A cable-industry backed group, the Future of TV Coalition, said in a statement Thursday that the FCC's ...>>
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Barack Obama is officially now a parasite (it's an honor)
Technology
Published in 9-9-2016
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Thomas Platt, the newly retired biology professor at Saint Mary's College in Indiana who chose the name, says it's an honor, not an insult. Platt, who is a distant relative of the president, says people pay thousands of dollars for the privilege of having a species named after them. The worm is related, distantly, to a parasite that can cause a devastating disease in humans, but it cau ...>>
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1,200 students kept at school overnight after mercury found
Technology
Published in 9-9-2016
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LAS VEGAS (AP) Hundreds of anxious parents staked out a Las Vegas middle school after mercury was found and federal officials kept more than a thousand students for up to 17 hours to screen them for exposure to the neurotoxin. Authorities were investigating how mercury got into Walter Johnson Junior High School on Wednesday, forcing 1,300 students, teachers and first responders to undergo testin ...>>
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California extends most ambitious climate change law in US
Technology
Published in 9-9-2016
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California is on track to meet the 2020 climate goal that called for reducing emissions to 1990 levels by restricting the carbon content of gasoline and diesel fuel, encouraging sales of zero-emission vehicles and imposing a tax on pollution. Supporters overcame strong opposition from oil companies and other industry interests to pass the legislation a year after business-friendly Democrats in th ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 9-9-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Explosion at SpaceX launch pad destroys rocket, satellite
Technology
Published in 2-9-2016
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(AP) A massive fireball and explosion erupted Thursday at SpaceX's main launch pad, destroying a rocket as well as a satellite that Facebook was counting on to spread internet service in Africa. The test was in advance of Saturday's planned launch of an Israeli-made communications satellite to provide home internet for parts of sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. The Air Force str ...>>
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Top official says health law's insurance markets are viable
Technology
Published in 2-9-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Addressing concerns about rising premiums and dwindling competition, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell asserted Thursday that the federal health law's insurance markets clearly are sustainable. HealthCare.gov and other state-level markets provide taxpayer subsidized private health insurance and now cover about 11 million people. Burwell's stance reflec ...>>
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Florida finds Zika in local mosquitoes, bromeliads blamed
Technology
Published in 2-9-2016
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The Zika-carrying mosquitoes were trapped in a touristy 1.5-square-mile area of South Beach identified as a zone of active transmission of the virus, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said in a news release. Finding the virus in mosquitoes has been likened by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to finding a needle in a haystack, but the testing helps mosq ...>>
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Where's Zika going next? Maybe China, India, or Nigeria
Technology
Published in 2-9-2016
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Experts caution that the study could overestimate the number of people at risk because they don't know whether Zika had already landed in some of these countries in the past and allowed people to develop immunity. "For countries with a finite amount of resources, this may help them use those resources as efficiently as possible," said Dr. Kamran Khan, an infectious diseases physician and sci ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 2-9-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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UN agency: No confirmed Zika cases linked to Rio Olympics
Technology
Published in 26-8-2016
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GENEVA (AP) The U.N. health agency says reports from national authorities indicate no confirmed laboratory cases of the Zika virus in anyone associated with the Rio Olympics. A recent epidemic of the mosquito-borne virus, which first erupted in Brazil, has been linked to brain-related birth defects in newborns and other nervous system troubles in some adults.
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