Daily Archives: May 7, 2019

‘Transformative Change’ Needed: One Million Species Risk Extinction

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=34340 One¬†million species are threatened with extinction, more than ever before in human history, according to a landmark report released Monday¬†from the United Nations. And humanity is responsible. "Ecosystems, species, wild populations, local varieties and breeds of domesticated plants and … Continue reading

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Over 150 Riot Employees Walk Out To Protest Forced Arbitration And Sexist Culture [Updated]

https://kotaku.com/over-150-riot-employees-walk-out-to-protest-forced-arbi-1834566198 Over 150 discontented Riot Games employees walked out of the League of Legends publisher’s offices in Los Angeles today to protest the company’s stance on forced arbitration. Standing in a parking lot on Riot’s campus, employees held picket signs … Continue reading

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Telecom Giant Orange on Trial in France After 19 Employees Died by Suicide

https://gizmodo.com/telecom-giant-orange-on-trial-in-france-after-19-employ-1834564469 Orange, a French telecom giant, is being sued for moral harassment, among other charges, after 19 employees died by suicide and another 12 attempted to kill themselves over a three-year span. Over 100 people have claimed work culture at … Continue reading

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Experimental Plane Shows Supersonic Blasts of Air Could Simplify the Way We Pilot Aircraft

https://gizmodo.com/experimental-plane-shows-supersonic-blasts-of-air-could-1834550340 The more moving parts a machine has, the more likely it is to eventually fail. It’s an especially problematic rule of thumb for aircraft given the fact that a mechanical failure during a flight can be catastrophic. To help … Continue reading

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Rental company Enterprise testing subscription service for $1,499 per month

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/05/06/rental-company-enterprise-testing-subscription-service/ Enterprise Holdings is adding a new way to rent cars by offering a monthly subscription service that allows users to swap vehicles four times per month. Subscribe by Enterprise is priced at $1,499 per month, plus fees and taxes … Continue reading

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Porsche to pay $600 million fine over diesel cheating

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/05/07/porsche-600-million-fine-vw-diesel-cheating/ BERLIN/FRANKFURT — German prosecutors imposed a 535 million euro ($598 million) fine on German luxury carmaker Porsche AG, a unit of Volkswagen, as punishment for lapses in supervisory duties which allowed the company to cheat diesel emissions tests. Prosecutors … Continue reading

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Machine Learning Tool Computes Flow Around Interactively Designable 3D Objects

https://www.techbriefs.com/component/content/article/6-tb/techbriefs/software/34393-machine-learning-tool-computes-flow-around-interactively-designable-3d-objects?Itemid=690 When engineers want to test the aerodynamic properties of the newly designed shape of a car, airplane, or other object, they would normally model the flow of air around the object by having a computer solve a complex set … Continue reading

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