Internet

Facebook grapples with another global outage

Facebook on Friday said users around the world again had problems accessing its services for hours due to a tweak of its system, just days after a massive outage caused in a similar fashion.

Energy & Green Tech

Reducing carbon emissions with net-zero technologies

The EU intends to become climate neutral by 2050—through the European Green Deal and a tax on carbon emissions. Fraunhofer-research scientists are helping businesses capitalize on net-zero technologies for this. They improve ...

Engineering

Scalable manufacturing of integrated optical frequency combs

A collaboration between EPFL and UCSB has developed a long-anticipated breakthrough, and demonstrated CMOS technology—used for building microprocessors and memory chips—that allows wafer-scale manufacturing of chip-scale ...

Business

Google teams with Samsung for wearables platform

Google and Samsung said they were teaming up on a joint software platform for smartwatches and other wearables in a move ramping up competition with market leader Apple.

Business

Why does bitcoin consume 'insane' energy?

Cryptocurrency fans have counted Tesla boss Elon Musk as among their champions, but this week he rocked their world by questioning the future of the digital assets and singling out carbon emissions from bitcoin mining for ...

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