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Religious communities are offering baptism by Zoom – such innovation has deep historical roots 24.3.2020 Raw Story
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing entire countries to rethink deeply-held social norms. Faith leaders are coming up with new ways to reach their communities, with many turning to online platforms to perform rituals. Among the services being offered via new technology are some of the most fundamental customs, or rituals, such as baptism. This ritual […]
Are female urinals the answer to queues at the loos? 13.3.2020 BBC: Technology
Clever designs are trying to to tackle queues for female loos, but will the innovations catch on?
10 Warehouse Safety Challenges to Overcome 12.3.2020 The Moderate Voice

Warehouses operate as the source of storage and shipping for every big company’s products. These businesses depend on warehouse employees to work as efficiently and productively as possible. Sometimes, though, there are safety setbacks that keep workers from achieving their full potential or, even worse, that can cause harm. As commerce and technology innovation increase, […]

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Minneapolis to keep control of Upper Harbor land as it pursues development 10.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The city still hopes to transform the old Mississippi River barge terminal into a mix of parks, housing and business, with a music venue. But in a victory for neighborhood advocates, it is reversing course on plans to sell land to developers.
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Op-Ed: A bad rule lets fast-food chains off the hook for workers' rights 9.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A narrow definition of 'employer' leaves workers at McDonald's and other chains out in the cold.

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Sonos U-turn over 'bricking' its smart speakers 6.3.2020 BBC: Technology
Sonos will no longer make people permanently deactivate devices to get an upgrade discount.
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Why hasn’t AI changed the world yet? 3.3.2020 BBC: Business
Self-driving cars, robot surgeons: artificial intelligence promises a lot, but what has it delivered?
A brief history of invisibility on screen 1.3.2020 The Moderate Voice

Elisabeth Moss stars in the latest adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel. Universal Pictures Marc Longenecker, Wesleyan University What would you do if you could be invisible? Would this newfound power bring out the best in you, instilling you with the courage to discreetly sabotage the efforts of evildoers? Or would the ability to slip in […]

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Leap Day Origin 28.2.2020 The Moderate Voice

We have Julius Caesar to thank for the existence of 29 February 2020, a.k.a. Leap Day 2020. “During the Late [Roman] Republic, social disorder, political strife and an ongoing series of civil wars left the maintenance of the calendar in complete disarray. By the time Julius Caesar consolidated his power in 46 BC, the calendar […]

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Google asked to justify Toronto 'digital-city' plan 27.2.2020 BBC: Technology
Sister company Sidewalk Labs must explain why it has chosen digital solutions over non-digital ones.
Op-Ed: California's a climate leader? These six proposals show how much more we have to do 26.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

By mandating the sale of more electric vehicles and directly regulating dirty industrial practices, California can fill the gaps in its climate goals.

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What happens when the internet vanishes? 25.2.2020 BBC: World
During a troublesome protest or tricky election, some countries just cut the online cord.
Prince Charles opens new Tata JLR innovation centre in U.K. 19.2.2020 Hindu: Industry
The collaboration between Tata Motors, JLR and the Warwick Manufacturing Group is aimed at creating sustainable future mobility projects, including electrified and autonomous vehicles
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5 Trends Revolutionizing the Trucking Industry 17.2.2020 The Moderate Voice

Technology and innovation are finding their way into every sector, and trucking is no exception. Drivers require the most helpful and efficient tools they can get, and every year, experts release new ideas that can revolutionize the industry. Frequent replacements and updates may be too costly and impractical in trucking. Drivers need add-ons that are […]

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Delta Air Lines vows to become carbon neutral by the end of the decade 15.2.2020 LA Times: Business

Chief Executive Ed Barstian announced the the $1-billion initiative will start in March.

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What will bank branches look like in the future? 14.2.2020 BBC: Business
UK banks are increasingly looking to overhaul their networks in the face of evolving customer behaviour.
Opinion: Are Andrew Yang and his Freedom Dividends a blip, or the future of progressive politics? 13.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Astonishingly, the man with the most literal proposal for redistributing income drew support from independent, libertarian and ex-conservative voters.

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‘This merger is a monopolistic disaster’: Consumer groups decry approval of T-Mobile/Sprint Deal 12.2.2020 Raw Story
“Expect prices to rise and service to suffer,” warned Public Citizen. Consumer advocacy groups on Tuesday sharply condemned a federal judge’s decision to approve the planned merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, the nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers, warning that the $26.5 billion deal could lead to higher prices and worse service. The group Public […]
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Bill Gates 'not buying our hydrogen yacht' 10.2.2020 BBC: Technology
The firm behind a concept hydrogen-powered luxury yacht says reports of Mr Gates' order are incorrect.
The film ‘1917’ and the allegory of the wooden-headed 9.2.2020 Raw Story
The recently released film “1917” is a cinematically stunning and dramatically riveting “war movie”.  I have no quibble with its receipt earlier this month of the Golden Globe award for best film of 2019 (albeit Quinton Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” a sort of anti-history of the Manson murders, is equally deserving).  But I want […]
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