Conservative Sinclair Broadcasting Group is lobbying the FCC and politicians to expand its power over U.S. audiences by buying Chicago-based Tribune Media’s 42 stations. This would put the company in 72 percent of U.S. living rooms. And thanks to political appointees, the FCC might allow it to happen.
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The biotech company AquaBounty has recently sold five tons of their GMO salmon across Canada at an average of a relatively affordable US$5.30 a pound, but NGOs are upset as the product requires no labeling.
Boeing Co. and NASA believe they have discovered a way to improve airplanes’ fuel efficiency with a slight biomimicry twist: copy birds’ flight formations, such as those taken by Canada geese.
Tesla has been silent about the Model 3’s battery, but researchers intrigued by the car’s 220-mile range, motivated in part by the announcement of a 310-mile range option, have been busy cracking the battery’s code.
A good sign that the hydrogen economy is not a dream: Hawaii-based Servco follows through on plans for a fueling station to support Toyota Mirai fuel cell EV sales.
A leaked memo that was offered to Google higher-ups on the pretense of offering “suggestions” is creating uproar in the tech community about gender assumptions.
There have been plenty of theories about the Flint, Michigan water poisoning. One even pinned the blame on the Vortex Winter of 2014-2015. But according to University of Michigan scientists, it wasn’t Mother Nature that caused the water contamination, but one key decision by Flint’s water managers, who were responsible for ensuring the water was clean and potable before it reached residents’ homes.
For years, the the activist group, the Organic Consumer Association has been trying to force Ben & Jerry’s to transition to using organic milk. Last week, the organization accused B&J of actually using GMOs in its food, an allegation it denies. The NY Times ran with the story without delving further.
Tesla’s much-anticipated Model 3 electric car made its debut, and so far the reviews have been hot. And never shying away from bravado, the company says it will soon roll out a high-performance option next year – with an eye-popping range of 310 miles per charge.
A Wisconsin vending machine company is asking for employees to volunteer to be microchipped. The aim is to make the use of vending machines, photocopiers and entering buildings easier. But are consumers ready for this?
Albert Straus, often heralded as a first mover in organic dairy and sustainable agriculture, has revealed what he says is the world’s first first full-scale electric truck – powered by cow manure.
The tech industry lives and dies by innovation and disruption, and it’s about time we applied the same philosophy to the culture as we do to the product. Addressing sexual harassment is the obvious part — it’s illegal. Here’s the greater challenge: This industry that literally drives us into the future needs to move away from a culture that looks and acts so much like the past.
3p Weekend: Elon Musk Claims “Verbal Approval” to Build East Coast Underground Hyperloop; Cities Shrug
Elon Musk announced yesterday that he had “verbal government approval” to build an underground tunnel for a Hyperloop that would link New York City and Washington, D.C. Who has provided the mysterious green light to dig underneath multiple states?
Scientists at the California Institute of Technology and University of Southern California believe they have found a way to bring oceanic carbon sequestration closer to reality, a discovery which may pave the way to reducing global warming emissions in the atmosphere.