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Why It’s So Hard to Restart Venezuela’s Power Grid

Why It’s So Hard to Restart Venezuela’s Power Grid

Crews attempting to deal with black-starting a frail and brittle grid like the one in Venezuela also face major safety considerations, like explosions.MATIAS DELACROIX/AFP/Getty ImagesVenezuela's massive, nationwide power outages, which began on Thursday, have so far resulted in at least 20 deaths, looting, and loss of access to food, water, fuel, and cash for many…

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Plenty of Tech Companies Still Want Military Contracts

Plenty of Tech Companies Still Want Military Contracts

Protests over military contracts at companies like Google and Microsoft have grabbed headlines, but an Air Force demo day last week hosted dozens of startups eager to work with the Pentagon.HIGH-G Productions/Getty ImagesDevaki Raj leaned over a gilded railing inside Times Square’s Marriott Marquis last Thursday, racking her brain to find the words that won’t…

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A Teen Started a Global Climate Protest. What Are You Doing?

A Teen Started a Global Climate Protest. What Are You Doing?

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.Greta Thunberg cut a frail and lonely figure when she started a school strike for the climate outside the Swedish parliament building last August. Her parents tried to dissuade her. Classmates declined to join. Passersby expressed pity…

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I Embraced Screen Time With My Daughter—and I Love It

I Embraced Screen Time With My Daughter—and I Love It

Like most parents of young children, I’ve found that determining how best to guide my almost 2-year-old daughter’s relationship with technology—especially YouTube and mobile devices—is a challenge. And I’m not alone: One 2018 survey of parents found that overuse of digital devices has become the number one parenting concern in the United States.Empirically grounded, rigorously…

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Have AMD accidentally leaked the Apex Legends Season 1 release date? – Dexerto.com

Have AMD accidentally leaked the Apex Legends Season 1 release date? – Dexerto.com

Respawn Entertainment / AMD Twitter The release date for Season 1 of Apex Legends has been shrouded in mystery, but AMD might have given some clearer insight on when to expect it. In their message they said that Tuesday would be bringing updates to Legends in the game, which sparked intrigue since Respawn had announced the changes wouldn’t…

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