Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByRaymond Zhong, Paul Mozur and Jack Nicas April 17, 2018 查看简体中文版 查看繁體中文版 The United States undercut China’s technology ambitions on Tuesday, advancing a new rule that would limit the ability of Chinese telecommunications companies to sell their products in this country. The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to move forward with a plan that would prevent federally subsidized telecommunications carriers from using suppliers deemed to pose a risk to American national security. The decision takes direct aim at Huawei, which makes telecommunications network equipment and smartphones, and its main Chinese rival, ZTE, sending a message that the government doesn’t trust them. A day earlier, the … [Read more...] about Huawei and ZTE Hit Hard as U.S. Moves Against Chinese Tech Firms
Tech & Science NASA A crash-test dummy’s life is full of ups and downs. That is perhaps even truer for the dummies NASA has enlisted. The space agency’s Langley Research Center in Virginia has given shed some light on the experiences of these abused figures, including footage of the devastating crashes they endure in the name of science. Researchers “have to use crash-test dummies to evaluate the likelihood of injury when they’re either coming back to the ocean or they’re going to be coming back to land,” Martin Annett, a structural impact dynamics engineer, said in the NASA video. The “they” he refers to are astronauts returning from a space mission, but crash-test dummies are used to investigate more than just spacecraft—they could be used to make airplanes safer too, for example. The dummies are rigged up to deliver data from the crash’s impact to a computer, and the researchers analyze that data to find out if … [Read more...] about Watch: NASA Wrecks Crash-Test Dummies, Vehicles in the Name of Science
Tech & Science 2018 elections American politics Connecticut Scientists As a biology professor at Yale, Valerie Horsley has commanded the attention of students in lecture halls. But on April 22, 2017, she stood in front of a far larger crowd—3,000 people—as one of the organizers of the New Haven March for Science. “It might have been the quietest march I’ve ever been to,” she says. “I don’t know if scientists just aren’t used to screaming on the streets.” Even if scientists weren’t making noise last Earth Day, they will be in towns and state capitals across the country come November. Horsley is among more than 50 candidates running in state and local races endorsed by the science-oriented political action committee 314 Action Fund. In the past year, the organization has raised $2 million, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. Its goal: Elect more candidates with serious science … [Read more...] about One Year After the March For Science, Dozens of Scientists Are Running In State, Local Elections
Tech & Science Surveillance police spying Four years after security researchers first revealed that cell-site simulators—also known as IMSI catchers or Stingrays—were potentially hidden across Washington, D.C., fears resurfaced this week that foreign governments could be using the spy technology to track or monitor citizens’ mobile communications in the city. For years, privacy advocacy groups have warned that the use of the surveillance devices have been shrouded in too much secrecy. In the U.S., IMSI (international mobile subscriber identity) catchers are typically purchased and used by law enforcement—including the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement—to monitor the cellphone chats of targets. Some campaigners warn, however, that the tech also endangers the privacy of civilians not suspected of any crime. “IMSI catchers, and their use by law enforcement, has been controversial for some … [Read more...] about Is the U.S. Government Spying on You? Why ‘Stingray’ Tech Is so Controversial
Tech & Science Science Poetry Fake Holidays April is National Poetry Month, and while poems about love and loss abound, where are the cool poems about science? Where are the sonnets on space ships and smilodons? Science poetry is a little harder to find than that which celebrates romance, but here at Newsweek, we've collected some of the best. Now you can read a special, curated collection of the best science poems we could legally publish. Start with this compelling poem from the beginning of life through the longest love there ever was. Langdon Smith, an American journalist, wrote this for New York newspapers at which he worked, and it became the most famous piece of writing he ever produced. Evolution by Langdon Smith Recommended Slideshows 44 In Pictures: Every U.S. President Ranked From Best to Worst 41 New York Auto Show 2018: Photos of Lincoln Aviator, Toyota RAV4 and more 2019 SUVs 51 In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military … [Read more...] about National Poetry Month 2018: Read The Best Science Poems About Space, Evolution and Dinosaurs
Tech & Science Eggs Farming With Easter Sunday just days away, children across the country will be on the hunt for eggs—chicken and chocolate. Researchers, on the other hand, have been hunting for the secrets behind their shells. These shells—delicate but strong—could help scientists create new kinds of tiny structures. So, what makes the humble egg crack? Scientists from the United States, Canada, Germany and Spain have been working to solve the mystery. They discovered a particular protein is key to understanding, and reproducing, eggshells, according to research published this week in Science Advances. Eggs are pictured at a poultry farm in the settlement of Novozavedennoye in Stavropol region, Russia August 24, 2017. The research could help the food industry produce better eggs. Eduard Korniyenko/Reuters Recommended Slideshows 44 In Pictures: Every U.S. President Ranked From Best to Worst 41 New York Auto Show 2018: … [Read more...] about Science’s Easter Egg Hunt: What Makes An Eggshell Crack?
A Pratt & Whitney engineer who helped develop the company’s first-ever CMC turbine blades, a Middletown teenager who juggles hackathons with computational biology research, and a teacher working to partner scientists with educators like herself were among 13 Connecticut women honored Wednesday for their innovation and leadership.The 14th annual Connecticut Technology Council selected the winners of its Women of Innovation awards from among a group of 50 finalists on Wednesday. Nearly 700 women have been honored by the council since 2004.The winners ranges from students and mentors to scientists and chief executives.They include Margaret Steinbugler, manager of materials analysis and mechanics at Pratt & Whitney and one of three women to win the council’s Large Business Innovation and Leadership award.Steinbugler, of East Hartford, has held leadership positions at four divisions of United Technologies Corp. She helped develop a zero-emission fuel cell for buses that … [Read more...] about Meet The 13 Women Honored By Connecticut’s Tech Community
Tech & Science Amazon Facebook Google Amazon, Alphabet and Facebook are among the best places to work in the United States, according to a recent LinkedIn study. The social network for professionals released the "Top Companies: Where the U.S. Wants to Work Now” report today (March 21). 50 companies were listed from the U.S. and out of the top 10, eight were technology related. The companies are ranked based on LinkedIn user interaction. It refers to four main points: interest in the company; engagement with company emloyees; job demand; and job retention. Amazon finished first in part because of its upcoming expansion to a second headquarters. The online shopping giant employs 566,000 people worldwide and is constantly innovating with new hardware. Since the start of 2017, Amazon has been awarded more than 2,000 patents. Recommended Slideshows 26 In Pictures: The World's Most Expensive Countries to Live In 117 The 2018 World Press Photo of the Year … [Read more...] about Which Are the Best Companies to Work for in the U.S.? Tech Dominates Linkedin’s Top 50
Tech & Science The northern white rhinoceros has a long road back from the brink of extinction, but not all hope is lost for this subspecies. There are methods scientists could potentially use to save the mammal. Kenya-based Ol Pejeta Conservancy announced that the last male northern white rhino, 45-year-old Sudan, died on Monday. The veterinarians who were treating him euthanized him because he “was suffering a great deal” from issues with his bones, muscles and skin related to his age. There are now only two northern white rhinos left alive, and they are both females: Sudan’s daughter Najin and her daughter Fatu, who are living at Ol Pejeta. White rhinos can be divided into two subspecies—in addition to the northern white rhino, there is also the southern white rhino. Sudan’s death came a few weeks after reports that his health was deteriorating and about 2.5 years after the last northern white rhino death. In late 2015, the 41-year-old female Nola … [Read more...] about Northern White Rhino Extinction: Can Science Save the Subspecies?
As he finished his Ph.D. thesis in 2007, Ben Dubin-Thaler took a risk: rather than accepting a full-time job offer, the Columbia University graduate set out to create a high-tech science lab. In some ways, it would be a typical lab, with microscopes and beakers, scientists and specimens. But there would be one key difference: the lab would be completely mobile. Dubin-Thaler knew that many elementary schools, especially those in inner-city areas, do not have a dedicated science classroom or lab, which means many students never get a chance to touch high-grade equipment, like microscopes, until they enter high school. So he convinced a group of generous backers to fund the BioBus. The converted 1974 San Francisco city bus is a science lab on wheels. It parks outside of New York area schools for up to a week, teaching up to 180 students each day. "Kids have a very natural sense of curiosity and wonder. The magic of the bus is that it taps directly into that," instructor Danny Valdes … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Science lab on wheels sparks student interest in STEM