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Canterbury Tales Gets App Treatment, First Classic Literary Work to Do So

February 16, 2020

“The Canterbury Tales” will be the first major literary work to be available as an app, Phys.org reported recently. The digital version of Chaucer’s classic novel will feature an audio reading of a portion of the work, plus several interactive learning points. The epic work will be much more than just an ebook. […]

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PETA Pushes Groundhog Retirement, AI Replacement

February 9, 2020

PETA issued a letter calling for the relief of groundhog Punxsutawney Phil. The tradition of predicting long winters involves a groundhog seeing its shadow, but PETA says it’s time to get with the times. The animal rights group suggested a robotic replacement. […]

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Mysterious Drones over Great Plains Raise Security Concerns

January 9, 2020

Drones of unknown origin flying over Colorado and Nebraska are worrying locals, “The New York Times” reported. Local law enforcement has been flooded with calls from citizens concerned about their safety and privacy. Legislature regarding drones is struggling to keep up. […]

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Russian Missile Flies at Mach 27, A New Milestone in Weaponry

January 6, 2020

A new Russian weapon, the Avangard, travels 27 times the speed of sound, AP News reported recently. Fired from a ballistic missile, it also has groundbreaking maneuverability, making it harder to track. Breaking the sound barrier back in 1947 was a feat of technology and aviation. […]

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New Year’s “Ball Drop” Suggests Look at How We Measure Time

December 31, 2019

The New Year’s countdown at Times Square has its roots in English ship clock calibration, “BBC News” reported. First debuted in Portsmouth in 1829, the ball would be lowered from a high pole at precisely 1:00 p.m. Measuring time is an intriguing scientific activity. […]

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FBI Makes First-Ever Warning against Security of Smart TVs

December 10, 2019

The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced concerns over Smart TVs for the first time, according to their website. The Portland, Oregon, office of the FBI recently issued a warning that internet-connected televisions may pose a cybersecurity risk. Here are the concerns. […]

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Digitally Recreated Image of James Dean Prompts Intellectual Property Questions

November 16, 2019

The image of famed actor James Dean will be digitally recreated for a role in a new film, Reuters reported. Photos and old film footage will be used to create his image while an actor will provide his voice. Stand-in actors will fill in to film body movements. Issues of the controversy surrounding this endeavor include questions of usage rights. […]

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Looking Back—and Forward—as the Internet Turns 50

November 14, 2019

The first online communication was sent 50 years ago last month, according to Network World. The message was sent from UCLA to the Stanford Research Institute on October 29, 1969. Here’s how it started—and what could be next. […]

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