NASA pioneer Nancy Grace Roman, has passed away

Nancy Grace Roman, the first female NASA executive who helped develop the Hubble Space Telescope, passed away on Christmas Day. Laura Verreau, a cousin of the deceased, confirmed her death…

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Senior U.S. Auto Safety Official Joins Uber’s Autonomous Vehicle Efforts

Senior U.S. auto safety official joins Uber’s autonomous vehicle efforts. Nat Beuse, a long-term official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulating vehicle safety research, is the most…

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When algorithms influence prison sentences

Algorithms are increasingly coming to trial in the United States, where they help determine the risk of re-offending … and decide whether to be jailed or released. Predictions all too…

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City of New York says it will appeal judge’s decision to overturn soft drink ban

The City of New York was the first American city to ban the sale of large-sized sugary soft drinks. Now NYC and its mayor, Michael Bloomberg, say they plan to…

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