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Twitter's Safety Consultants Say the Platform's Ghosting Them

Twitter's Safety Consultants Say the Platform's Ghosting Them

Let me go ahead and break out that “pretends to be shocked” gif.

Apparently, Twitter’s users aren’t the only ones disappointed in the platform . Members of the company’s Trust and Safety Council say Twitter has been failing to keep them in the loop for months regarding policy changes, according to a Wired report.

On Friday, Wired published a letter sent to Twitter’s staff earlier this week...

Tom McKay Tom McKay Aug 14, 2019. 7 comments

FAA Bans Some Recalled MacBook Pro Models From Flying, Citing Fire Risk

FAA Bans Some Recalled MacBook Pro Models From Flying, Citing Fire Risk

The Federal Aviation Administration has “banned select MacBook Pro” units from flying in the air after Apple issued a warning that some contained batteries that pose a fire risk, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

The ban applies to some 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina Displays sold between September 2015 and February 2017; these were subject to a June 2019 Apple recall warning of a “fire safety...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Aug 11, 2019. 14 comments

Russian Nuclear Agency Rosatom Confirms Radiation Leak Following Rocket Engine Test

Russian Nuclear Agency Rosatom Confirms Radiation Leak Following Rocket Engine Test

Russian nuclear agency Rosatom admitted late on Friday that a suspicious cloud of radiation that spread over the Arkhangelsk region was caused by an explosion at one of its facilities, the Guardian reported, involving experiments involving an “isotope power source for a liquid-fuelled rocket engine.”

Rosatom said that the accident, which temporarily sent radiation spiking up to 20 times...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Aug 06, 2019. 5 comments

Researchers Say This AI Can Spot Unsafe Food on Amazon Faster Than the FDA

Researchers Say This AI Can Spot Unsafe Food on Amazon Faster Than the FDA

It’s been most famously used to swap celebrities into movies and even erase unwanted mustaches , but the real power of artificial intelligence is its ability to spot patterns in large amounts of data and make startlingly accurate predictions. Researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health have now trained a deep learning AI to find dangerous food items potentially needing a...

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Alyse Stanley Alyse Stanley Jul 31, 2019. 10 comments

News of an Employee's Death at a Tesla Facility Renews Spotlight on History of Safety Concerns

News of an Employee's Death at a Tesla Facility Renews Spotlight on History of Safety Concerns

Tesla confirmed Tuesday that the body of one of its employees was found at the company’s Gigfactory last week and police are currently investigating the incident, Business Insider reported.

The body of Michael Johnston, 61, was found on the Nevada factory’s third floor on July 22, the Storey County Police Department told the site. (A Telsa spokesperson told Gizmodo that Johnston was being...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Jul 16, 2019. 14 comments

Judge Slashes Payout in Roundup Lawsuit, But Calls Monsanto's Conduct 'Reprehensible'

Judge Slashes Payout in Roundup Lawsuit, But Calls Monsanto's Conduct 'Reprehensible'

A federal judge in one of the lawsuits between pharmaceutical giant AG Bayer, which bought agrochemical giant Monsanto in 2018, and plaintiffs who claim its Roundup herbicide caused their cancer has slashed an $80 million payout, Reuters reported on Monday.

According to Reuters, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco found that while evidence supports a $5.27 million in...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Jul 11, 2019. 4 comments

Satellite Imagery Can Now Be Used to Predict When Bridges Might Collapse

Satellite Imagery Can Now Be Used to Predict When Bridges Might Collapse

Satellite images can make it easier to get around when you’re using apps like Google Maps, but researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and the UK’s University of Bath believe advanced satellite imagery can also be used for a more critical purpose: analyzing structures like bridges for tiny movements that could be signs of potential collapse.

When it comes to infrastructure projects like...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Jun 04, 2019. 8 comments

Ikea Designed a new Dresser Line With Improved Stability Features to Prevent Dangerous Tip-Overs

Ikea Designed a new Dresser Line With Improved Stability Features to Prevent Dangerous Tip-Overs

In July of 2015, Ikea finally acknowledged the increased tip over risk of several of its Malm dressers when drawers were left open; first responding with free anchoring kits, and then following up with a full recall . Several children were unfortunately killed by the design flaw, which ultimately led to a $50 million lawsuit , several Malm pieces being discontinued, and the introduction of...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay May 15, 2019. 15 comments

Boeing Jet Sales Have Tanked in the Wake of 737 Max Crashes

Boeing Jet Sales Have Tanked in the Wake of 737 Max Crashes

After two crashes in the Java Sea near Indonesia and Ethiopia involving Boeing’s 737 Max line of passenger jets killed a total of 346 people, sales of 737 Max models have plummeted, CNN reported on Tuesday.

A company report says that Boeing has not sold a single new 737 Max aircraft since the line was grounded on March 13, while April also saw no new sales of other Boeing jets “such as the 787...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay May 09, 2019. 20 comments

RIP Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant, 1974-2019

RIP Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant, 1974-2019

The last remaining reactor in operation at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear power plant—the site of the most serious nuclear accident in U.S. history in 1979—is set to close by Sept. 30, 2019, NPR reported on Wednesday.

Generating Station Unit 1, which was not involved in the infamous partial meltdown of reactor number 2 and a subsequent radiation leak 40 years ago, is still up and...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay May 07, 2019. 17 comments

Damn, Donald, Back At It Again With the Gross Pools

Damn, Donald, Back At It Again With the Gross Pools

The president of the United States may be an infamous germophobe, but he is also an infamous cheapskate whose business ventures regularly attract the attention of health authorities. The latter of these two impulses appears to have won out by far with respect to pools at his resorts in Florida, which Quartz reported on Monday have been closed down by order of state health inspectors at least...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski May 04, 2019. 20 comments

Imagine Getting Pulled Over By This Tablet on a Stick

Imagine Getting Pulled Over By This Tablet on a Stick
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It’s a far cry from the badass cyborg who served and protected the people of Detroit in the movie RoboCop, but this bizarre extending robot can assist with traffic stops and promises to help make such roadside interactions safer for both police officers and motorists.

Every year, millions of drivers are...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Apr 28, 2019. 20 comments

Report: Boeing Insiders Called FAA Hotline to Report Issues With 737 Max Jets

Report: Boeing Insiders Called FAA Hotline to Report Issues With 737 Max Jets

At least four current or former Boeing employees called a Federal Aviation Administration hotline to report issues with the company’s 737 Max line of jets on April 5, the day after Ethiopia’s minister of transportation released a preliminary report on the crash of Ethopian Airlines flight 302 in March 2019 that killed 157 people, CNN reported this weekend.

The Ethopian crash was the second...

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Hudson Hongo Hudson Hongo Apr 26, 2019. 23 comments

'Broken Jaw, Split Lip, Broken Teeth': E-Scooter Accidents Can Seriously Fuck You Up

'Broken Jaw, Split Lip, Broken Teeth': E-Scooter Accidents Can Seriously Fuck You Up

Look around, and you’ll find no shortage of stories about the rise of injuries linked to rentable e-scooters. But until you’ve read firsthand accounts of shattered arms and metal plates in faces, it’s hard to comprehend just how completely these little scooties can wreck your shit .

Earlier this year, a Consumer Reports investigation identified over 1,500 injuries and four deaths connected to...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Apr 02, 2019. 13 comments

Boeing's 737 Max Fix Won't Be Ready for Weeks, FAA Says

Boeing's 737 Max Fix Won't Be Ready for Weeks, FAA Says

Boeing’s 737 Max line of jets won’t be flying passengers again for at least a few weeks as the company continues working on software and hardware updates deemed necessary after two air disasters, CNN reported on Monday, citing an updated timeline issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Countries the world over grounded 737 Max jets after two catastrophic crashes, a Lion Air flight that...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Mar 27, 2019. 7 comments

Boeing 737 Max Makes Emergency Landing in Florida, Incident Appears Unrelated to Crashes

Boeing 737 Max Makes Emergency Landing in Florida, Incident Appears Unrelated to Crashes

A Southwest Airlines jet of the Boeing 737 Max line grounded after two catastrophic crashes was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff at Florida’s Orlando International Airport on Tuesday en route to a facility in California, where it was scheduled to be stored in the western Mojave Desert, the Wall Street Journal reported. Just two people were on board.

A Southwest...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Mar 18, 2019. 11 comments

Report: Ethiopian Transport Official Says 737 Max 8 Jet Crash Has 'Close Similarities' to 2018 Crash

Report: Ethiopian Transport Official Says 737 Max 8 Jet Crash Has 'Close Similarities' to 2018 Crash

Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges said that black box data shows the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 jet shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10, 2019, killing 157 people, bears close resemblances to the crash of another Boeing 737 Max 8 flying with Lion Air that was lost in October 2018 off the coast of Indonesia with 189 on board, the Wall Street...

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Matt Novak Matt Novak Mar 12, 2019. 21 comments

Boeing Promises to Release Software Update For 737 Max Planes by April

Boeing Promises to Release Software Update For 737 Max Planes by April

Boeing announced overnight that the company would release a software update for its 737 Max planes “no later” than next month. The announcement, which was posted to Boeing’s website, calls the software release an “enhancement” and explains that it’s related to the October crash of Lion Air Flight 610 which killed 189 people. Sunday’s crash that killed 157 in Ethiopia is only mentioned in...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Mar 06, 2019. 19 comments

Uber Not Criminally Liable in Fatal 2018 Self-Driving Car Accident, Arizona Prosecutor Finds

Uber Not Criminally Liable in Fatal 2018 Self-Driving Car Accident, Arizona Prosecutor Finds

Ride-hailing Uber has been found not criminally liable in the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who tragically became the first known pedestrian to be killed by a self-driving vehicle when she was struck by an Uber test SUV in Tempe, Arizona in March 2018.

Per Quartz, Yavapai County attorney Sheila Sullivan Polk—the official handling the investigation after the Maricopa County attorney’s...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Feb 28, 2019. 12 comments

FAA Bans Cargo Shipment of Lithium Ion Batteries on Passenger Flights

FAA Bans Cargo Shipment of Lithium Ion Batteries on Passenger Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation on Wednesday issued an interim rule banning the transportation of lithium ion cells and batteries as cargo on passenger craft, as well as setting a 30 percent charge limit on ones shipped as air cargo.

Lithium ion batteries have a non-negligible chance of exploding, which is naturally a reason to be wary about their...

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