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Some Boeing 737 MAX planes temporarily grounded after 'potential' issue

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing said Friday it had recommended that 16 airlines flying its 737 MAX planes address a "potential electrical issue," a new setback for its top-selling model.

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Facebook to convert part of Calif. headquarters into COVID vaccination site

Facebook is launching an effort to get more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19, including converting part of its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters into a vaccination site.

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How two friends made art history buying a $70M digital work

It took a few minutes for Vignesh Sundaresan and Anand Venkateswaran to realize that they'd parted with $69.3 million for a digital artwork stored in a JPEG file, coincidentally securing their place in art history.

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Q&A: Artist Beeple on selling NFT collage for a record $70M

When digital artist Beeple put an NFT digital artwork up for auction this month, he became instantly famous when it sold for almost $70 million. The record sale also sparked huge interest in digital certificates of authenticity ...

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US infrastructure gets C- from engineers as roads stagnate

America's infrastructure has scored near-failing grades for its deteriorating roads, public transit and storm water systems due to years of inaction from the federal government, the American Society of Civil Engineers reports. ...

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How beers and Vikings gave Bluetooth technology its name

One of the best-known modern technologies owes its name and logo to a Viking-era king with a bad tooth: a quarter century ago, two engineers hatched the idea for the moniker "Bluetooth" over beers.

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Pushed by pandemic, Germany seeks to boost technology use

The German government on Wednesday agreed on a strategy to boost the use of data for commercial purposes and signed a deal with state education authorities to fund laptops for teachers who have to work from home because of ...

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Data Action: Seeing the values behind the numbers

In the early decades of the 20th century, city officials in the U.S. began collecting data like they never had before. In St. Louis, starting around 1915, planners fanned out across the city and obtained detailed information ...

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Moroccan geeks flock to 'paradise for hackers

With its rows of sleek computers and ultra-modern study methods, Morocco's 1337 campus is a dream come true for budding geeks, in a country where IT skills are in high demand.

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American Airlines to restart 737 MAX flights in December

American Airlines says it plans to begin flying the Boeing 737 MAX again in December, assuming the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) allows the plan to resume service, the carrier confirmed on Monday.

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Boeing 737 MAX could get EU clearance 'by year's end'

Boeing's troubled 737 MAX airliner, grounded for 18 months after two deadly accidents, could receive certification to fly again in Europe "by the end of the year," the EU's air safety chief said Friday.

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In California, Wi-fi minivans help disadvantaged students

A minivan with a Wi-fi router attached to the dashboard and a satellite antenna on the roof is helping 200 disadvantaged students in Santa Ana, close to Los Angeles, cope with the rigors of distance learning during the coronavirus ...

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Comparing virtual and actual pants

The designing, pattern-making and prototype-making process of the apparel industry is a necessary step to confirm the appearance of the desired 3-D shape of a garment before manufacturing. However, it is a time-consuming ...