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8 ways economy class might look different in the future to keep passengers safe

August 17th, 2020 at 10:19 am » Comments Off

A reversible middle seat means airlines can maintain their passenger capacity. Avio Interiors The coronavirus has caused a significant drop in air travel. Despite masks being mandatory on most major airlines, and sanitation and hygiene practices being stepped up, designers have come up with their own ways to ensure safer air travel. One 3D-printed product […]

This is what chief economists think about the global economy right now

July 29th, 2020 at 12:02 pm » Comments Off

Successfully rebuilding the economy will be about far more than growth. The World Economic Forum’s latest Chief Economists Outlook asks 40 chief economists for their views on the post-pandemic recovery. It identifies three key emerging challenges facing governments and business leaders. The crisis has made inequality worse – but it also provides unique opportunities to […]

More than 60 colleges hit with lawsuits as students demand tuition refunds

June 27th, 2020 at 1:13 pm » Comments Off

Georgetown University, whose nearly empty campus in Washington, DC, is seen here on May 7, 2020—is one of more than 60 schools being sued by students, who are demanding a partial tuition refund after classes moved online due to the coronavirus outbreak.  At least 60 colleges and universities across the country, and perhaps as many […]

Coronavirus death toll is heavily concentrated in Democratic congressional districts

June 5th, 2020 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

The coronavirus outbreak has taken the lives of nearly 100,000 Americans. Yet since the start of the outbreak, the death toll has been concentrated in a just a few places – mostly large metropolitan areas, especially the New York City area. The places hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak – which have relatively large shares […]

Indians are waiting to dineout with family and friends post lockdown: Survey

May 17th, 2020 at 11:51 am » Comments Off

The report also revealed that most of India have been craving Pizza since the lockdown has been implemented, except Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata where their popular & indigenous Biryani recipes reign supreme. As per the report, 77% respondents claimed that they are waiting to dine out with friends and family once the COVID-19 lockdown is […]

No, the coronavirus is not the leading cause of death in the US, CDC says

April 27th, 2020 at 12:14 pm » Comments Off

US coronavirus deaths pass 14,000, but future projections are better than expected (CNN)Even though the coronavirus pandemic continues to take lives across the United States, Covid-19 has not become the leading cause of death in the nation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed to CNN. “There are no data to support that theory,” […]

Kickstarter employees vote to unionize

February 26th, 2020 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

It’s the latest bid by tech workers to gain more clout. More tech company workers are unionizing in an attempt to improve their bargaining power. A group of 85 Kickstarter employees have voted to unionize, aligning themselves with a branch of the Office and Professional Employees International Union in New York. The staffers will use […]

Is America’s fossil fuel empire collapsing?

February 3rd, 2020 at 12:14 pm » Comments Off

Since the close of World War II, the United States has overseen an expanding global order built on fossil fuels. That era has come to an end. Where coal powered the British Empire, and oil powered the American Century, renewable energy technologies are now set to drive the post-American world. Europe’s “Green Deal” represents the […]

Gatwick Airport commits to facial recognition tech at boarding

October 2nd, 2019 at 12:42 pm » Comments Off

Gatwick first trialled facial-recognition-based checks at some of its departure gates last year Gatwick has become the UK’s first airport to confirm it will use facial-recognition cameras on a permanent basis for ID checks before passengers board planes. It follows a self-boarding trial carried out in partnership with EasyJet last year. The London airport said […]

Wait, What? The first human-monkey hybrid embryo was just created in China

August 14th, 2019 at 6:57 am » Comments Off

Last week, news broke that a prominent stem cell researcher is making human-monkey chimeras in a secretive lab in China. The story, first reported by the Spanish newspaper El País, has all the ingredients of a bombshell. First, its protagonist is the highly-respected Dr. Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte, a Spanish-born stem cell biologist at the […]

The writing on the wall: America’s retirement crisis by the numbers

July 28th, 2019 at 2:00 am » Comments Off

Thousands of Americans are at risk of going broke in retirement, and it’s only going to get worse. These days, overwhelming student loan debt and the uncertain future of Social Security’s solvency garner most of the attention, but there’s another equally severe financial crisis looming on the horizon for millions of Americans. Thousands of people […]

San Francisco bans city use of facial recognition technology tools

May 23rd, 2019 at 12:37 am » Comments Off

San Francisco bans city use of facial recognition technology tools Pedestrians walk along Post Street in San Francisco. The city became the first in the United States to ban facial recognition technology by police and city agencies. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) Concerned that some new surveillance technologies may be too intrusive, San Francisco became […]