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Major League Baseball May Consider Robotic Umpires

Baseball’s trendsetting independent organization, the Atlantic League, may begin using the ball-tracking technology Trackman to call balls and strikes in its games. This automation would regulate the “strike zone” via robotics instead of umpires’ discretion, likely causing the MLB to follow suit. But why do we use robotics? […]

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Why Winter Freeze Is Affecting Our Power Grids

During the harshest cold weather this winter, some Midwestern utility companies asked residents to turn down their thermostats to avoid overtaxing the regional electric grid serving the area. But what is the grid and how does it work–and get overworked? […]