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World first as Scottish tidal turbines connect to grid

A pioneering green energy project in the far north of Scotland has become the world’s first fully operational grid-connected ‘baseload’ tidal power station. The move comes after tidal turbines in the sea off Shetland were integrated with cutting edge battery storage from international tech fir...

Supreme Court agrees to hear a case that could determine whether Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies can censor their users

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could determine whether users can challenge social media companies on free speech grounds.

The case, Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, No. 17-702, centers on whether a private operator of a public access television network is ...

How Big Data Traps People in Poverty

Surveillance and public-benefits programs gather large amounts of information on low-income communities, feeding opaque algorithms that can be used to deny them opportunities.

Big data can help solve problems that are too big for one person to wrap their head around. It’s helped busine...

Nuclear War Experts Are Horrified by ‘Fallout 76’

With the threat of nuclear Armageddon looming, three nuclear war experts think Fallout 76’s new 'nuke loop' goes too far.

In what the developers call “the nuke loop,” Fallout 76 players can hunt down nuclear codes and launch ICBMs at the map. Fallout 76 gives players many incentives to...

West accuses Russia of global cyber-plots

What is Russia accused of?

The Netherlands has accused four Russians of plotting to hack the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which had been probing the chemical attack on a Russian ex-spy in the UK

The UK government accused the GRU of being behind f...

Man in the eye of Europe’s copyright storm

Axel Voss was meant to be a cool head in a heated argument. But distance from his home party — and accusations of hard-headedness — have undermined him.

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