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Scientists could unveil the first ever direct images of a black hole’s event horizon TODAY

An international team of scientists is expected to reveal the first ever direct images of a black hole today in a highly-anticipated event that will be live-streamed around the world. Using a ‘virtual telescope’ built from eight radio observatories positioned at different points on the globe, the team behind the Event Horizon Telescope has spent […]

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Renewables are more efficient at reducing greenhouse gases than carbon capture

Increased use of renewable energy is better at reducing greenhouse gases than adding carbon capture and storage to existing power plants Climate change models are based on installing carbon capture at power stations Carbon capture traps CO² emissions leaving coal and gas-fired power stations The study compares carbon capture with using solar, wind and other […]

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IBM’s AI-backed ’employee retention’ software knows when you’re going to quit with 95% accuracy

IBM’s AI-backed ’employee retention’ software can predict when you’re going to quit with up to 95% accuracy Software developed by IBM can predict when you’re fed up with your job The tool is used and sold by the company to help retain employees Important factors in attrition are long hours and fair compensation  Machine-learning and […]

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Over half of Americans don’t trust Facebook with their sensitive data in wake of privacy scandals

December 2018: Facebook comes under fire after a bombshell report discovered the firm allowed over 150 companies, including Netflix, Spotify and Bing, to access unprecedented amounts of user data, such as private messages. Some of these ‘partners’ had the ability to read, write, and delete Facebook users’ private messages and to see all participants on a […]