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Digital Screen Time May Lead To Premature Death For Adolescents Health Technology 

Digital Screen Time May Lead To Premature Death For Adolescents

World (Sputnik) – Around 1.2 billion people, 1 in 6 of the world’s population, are adolescents aged 10 – 19. Many are at risk of premature death, illness and injury. In a major report, the World Health Organization lays out the major risks facing this vast demographic – too much time spent staring at digital screens festers near the top of the pestilential heap. The report, Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!), notes there has been a dramatic increase in the time young people spend staring at digital screen time since the turn of the century, with little indication this will be slowing any Read More

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The Future Is Here: Tesla Plans Additional Gigafactories Environment Featured Technology 

The Future Is Here: Tesla Plans Additional Gigafactories

World (Corporate Knights) – American automaker Tesla is making plans for an additional two or three more factories in the years ahead. “Later this year we expect to finalize locations for Gigafactories 3, 4 and possibly 5,” CEO Elon Musk and CFO Jason Wheeler explained in a February note to investors. The new facilities are likely to be geared towards supporting Tesla’s highly anticipated Model 3 electric car, scheduled to begin production in July. Gigafactory 1 is currently under construction outside of Reno, Nevada, although it is being constructed in phases that have allowed portions of the factory to already Read More

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When Google Maps Fails: Hundreds of Tourists In Norway Misdirected Entertainment Featured Technology Travel 

When Google Maps Fails: Hundreds of Tourists In Norway Misdirected

World (Sputnik) – A non-descript hamlet in Norway has been flooded by hundreds of tourists due to an error in Google Maps. Instead of seeing one of the Nordic country’s premier sights, visitors end up at a small farm. Preikestolen or the Pulpit Rock is one of Norway’s best known attractions and a magnet for tourists. Towering an impressive 604 meters over the Lysefjord, the Pulpit Rock has been consistently named as one of the world’s most scenic views by, among others, CNN Go and Lonely Planet. An annoying blunder by Google Maps, however, has resulted in hundreds of tourists being sent on a winding detour that ends in the tiny Read More

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2017: Finally, Flying Cars Featured Technology 

2017: Finally, Flying Cars

World (Futurism) – If you’ve been begging the universe for a flying car for your entire life, you may soon be able to stop asking (sort of). This week, Germany-based company Lilium Aviation took its new all-electric, two-seater vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) prototype for its first test flight. The jet was piloted remotely during the tests, but its creators say the vehicle’s first manned flight will happen soon. Thirty-six separate jet engines mounted on 12 movable flaps on the Lilium Jet’s 10-meter-long wings power the craft. The flaps point down at take-off to provide vertical lift, and then they tilt gradually into Read More

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What’s On Your Mind? Facebook Developing Thought-Reading Technology Featured Technology 

What’s On Your Mind? Facebook Developing Thought-Reading Technology

World (Sputnik) – Facebook has revealed it’s working on an interface which will allow users to control computers via their brains. Headed by Regina Dugan, formerly of shadowy US military technology division DARPA and Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP), its first goal is the development of a non-invasive system to allow people to type using thought. The division, dubbed Building 8, will first aim to create a basic “yes-no brain click” — while a seemingly simple action, if successful the group could fundamentally change how humans interact with and use technology. Facebook is not the first tech major Read More

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Selfie Mania Triggers a Wave of ‘Killfies’ in India Technology 

Selfie Mania Triggers a Wave of ‘Killfies’ in India

India (Sputnik) – India remains the leading country with the highest number of selfie-related deaths, followed by Pakistan, the United States and Russia, according to a study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University. Nisha Khanna, a psychologist from India, told Sputnik that selfie addiction requires professional help. The photo phenomenon caught people’s attention worldwide and, voila, the selfie was born. Now, three years later in India, the selfie has transmogrified bizarrely into the ‘killfie’. The word may sound unwieldy and macabre but many Indians have paid with their lives in their pursuit of the perfect and zany selfie. Hence, ‘killfie’. In the most recent case, a 15-year-old Read More

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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Karlie Kloss Badass Women Featured Good News Technology 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Karlie Kloss

World (FEE) – Editor’s Note: Here at Greed Media, we cover a lot of issues related to women. Unfortunately, we often find that there is, indeed, a little greed behind each story. This makes us a little sad. As a contrast and to promote positivity and empowerment for all women, we want to highlight and celebrate badass women from all over the world. These women are courageous leaders, remarkable visionaries, selfless activists, and are each changing the world in their own way. The following is part of a series of stories we call Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About.  Karlie Kloss, the supermodel, Instagram Read More

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Weather Modification Experiment Ceased Due to Flooding Concerns Featured Science and Nature Technology 

Weather Modification Experiment Ceased Due to Flooding Concerns

World (NSF) – Editor’s Note: A cloud-seeding experiment in Idaho was recently forced to cease due to heavier than usual snowfall and potential flooding dangers. When even the weather becomes a commodity to be bought and sold, does the natural environment stand a chance? Following is the report from the National Science Foundation, a federally-funded research agency. Can cloud seeding — dispersing particles into the air with the aim of increasing precipitation — increase snowfall? This winter, a team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) conducted a cloud-seeding project in southwestern Idaho to try to answer that Read More

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Facebook Reveals Fake News Spotting Tips, Launches AI Notifier Technology 

Facebook Reveals Fake News Spotting Tips, Launches AI Notifier

(Sputnik) – Facebook has launched a campaign to help its users spot fake news in their newsfeeds. The social network has revealed its promised list of helpful tips for users and announced the creation of an AI-based bot for its Messenger app to help fight the spread of false stories. As Sputnik reported earlier, Facebook has gone on a crusade against the fake news that riddled the newsfeeds of its 1.8 billion users, especially in the US. According to an official Facebook announcement, the new campaign is a large, multi-layered strategy not confined to a single measure. Some of the measures include working with paid third-party fact-checkers, introducing stricter policies of ad selling, creating new Read More

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