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  • coronavirus Apr 8

    Md. Engineers Converting Breast Pumps Into Ventilators

    A group of engineers in Maryland says breast pumps — machines many moms have at home — could be a game-changer in saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic. “This has been really exciting for me,” engineer Rachel Labatt said. Labatt, Brandi and Grant Gerstner, Alex Scott and Director Tommy Luginbill are a team of engineers from southern Maryland. They say…

  • Boston Dec 26, 2019

    Charges Dropped, Again, Against Amtrak Engineer in Deadly Philadelphia Crash

    Involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges have once again been dropped against the Amtrak engineer at the controls during a deadly 2015 derailment in Philadelphia.

  • United States Dec 2, 2019

    Scientists Race to Document Puerto Rico's Coastal Heritage

    A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico’s coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a large chunk of the island’s heritage that is still being discovered. Scientists hope to use the 3D images they’ve taken so far to also help identify which historic...

  • CEO Dec 1, 2019

    Self-Driving Cars Were Supposed to Be Here Already — Here's Why They Aren't

    More companies are trying to bring self-driving cars to the masses than ever before. Yet a truly autonomous vehicle still doesn’t exist. And it’s not clear if, or when, our driverless future will arrive. Proponents in the industry, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Waymo CEO John Krafcik and Cruise CEO Dan Ammann, touted an aggressive timeline but missed and reset...

  • Massachusetts Nov 12, 2019

    Court Rules Against Warrantless Searches of Phones, Laptops at Airports and Other U.S. Ports of Entry

    A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travelers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment. Tuesday’s ruling in U.S. District Court came in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of 11 travelers whose...

  • Donald Trump Nov 11, 2019

    After Push From Perry, His Backers Got Huge Ukraine Gas Deal

    Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country’s new president. Perry’s efforts to influence Ukraine’s energy policy came earlier this year, just as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s new government was seeking military aid...

  • Donald Trump Oct 25, 2019

    Pence Takes Swipe at NBA, Nike in Critical Speech on China

    Vice President Mike Pence took a swipe at Nike and the NBA on Thursday in a speech criticizing communist China’s record on trade and human rights, saying American corporations have been too willing to ignore censorship and repression in pursuit of profits. Pence singled out the shoe company for removing Houston Rockets merchandise from stores in China after the team’s...

  • Los Angeles Oct 7, 2019

    Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After Crash

    Ethiopian Airlines’ former chief engineer says in a whistleblower complaint filed with regulators that the carrier went into the maintenance records on a Boeing 737 Max jet a day after it crashed this year, a breach he contends was part of a pattern of corruption that included fabricating documents, signing off on shoddy repairs and even beating those who got...

  • Connecticut Oct 6, 2019

    Protests Choke Communities in Haiti as Aid, Supplies Dwindle

    Gabriel Duvalesse squatted slightly as he prepared to push 50 gallons (190 liters) of cooking oil in an old wheelbarrow to an outdoors market an hour away so he could earn $1. It was his first job in seven days as deadly protests paralyze Haiti’s economy and shutter businesses and schools. Opposition leaders and thousands of supporters are demanding the...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Oct 5, 2019

    Officials Push for Replacement of Cape Cod Bridges

    The Army Corps of Engineers says the iconic Bourne and Sagamore bridges need to be replaced.

  • Executive Oct 3, 2019

    Reports Say Boeing Insider Filed Safety Complaint About Max

    A Boeing engineer filed an internal complaint alleging that company managers rejected a backup system that might have alerted pilots to problems linked to two deadly crashes involving the 737 Max jet, according to published reports. The Seattle Times and The New York Times reported Wednesday that an engineer who worked on the Max said managers were urged to consider...

  • Facebook Oct 1, 2019

    Engineer Admits Hacking Yahoo Accounts Searching for Images

    A former Yahoo software engineer has pleaded guilty to hacking into the accounts of some 6,000 Yahoo users in search of sexual photos and videos. The US Attorney’s Office says Reyes Daniel Ruiz admitted in court Monday that he mostly targeted accounts belonging to younger women, including his personal friends and work colleagues.

  • NBC Sep 27, 2019

    Hingham Town Engineer Resigns Amid Double-Dipping Probe

    Hingham Town Engineer Roger Fernandes resigned Friday after an investigation launched by the town found he was paid for private consulting work in Quincy during his regular business hours in Hingham.

  • Massachusetts Sep 27, 2019

    Hingham Town Engineer Resigns Amid Double-Dipping Probe

    Hingham Town Engineer Roger Fernandes resigned Friday after an investigation launched by the town found he was paid for private consulting work in Quincy during his regular business hours in Hingham. The probe, spurred by reporting from the NBC10 Boston Investigators, also found evidence that Fernandes used his town-issued computer for private work.

  • Massachusetts Sep 17, 2019

    Surveillance Video: Did Potential Evidence in Double-Dipping Investigation Walk Out the Door?

    Surveillance video the NBC10 Boston Investigators obtained shows the town engineer in Hingham removing boxes from his public office building hours before town leaders placed him on paid administrative leave. Town security cameras captured Roger Fernandes wheeling out boxes on a dolly on April 30, just hours before an NBC10 Boston investigation detailed allegations of double dipping against the town...

  • Massachusetts Sep 17, 2019

    Potential Evidence Out the Door

    Videos show a Hingham employee removing boxes from a public building just before he was sent home on paid leave amid a double-dipping investigation.

  • United Kingdom Sep 15, 2019

    Vinyl Records on Track to Outsell CDs for First Time in 33 Years

    This past week, the Recording Industry Association of America released its mid-year report. It showed that 80% of the of music industry’s revenue comes from streaming, but it also showed that revenue from sales of vinyl records is on track to overtake that of compact discs by the year’s end, should current trends continue. When the compact disc was introduced...

  • Facebook Sep 6, 2019

    Friends With Benefits: Facebook Dating Launches in US

    Facebook is tackling a new frontier: love. Facebook Dating, a matchmaking service the company already offers in Brazil, Canada and 17 other countries , will arrive in the U.S. on Thursday. But after years of privacy missteps by the social network, will people trust it with their love lives? The mobile-only feature is part of Facebook’s ongoing attempt to reach...

  • Facebook Aug 25, 2019

    Employees of Big Tech Are Speaking Out Like Never Before

    When Liz O’Sullivan was hired at the New York City-based artificial intelligence company Clarifai in 2017, she felt lucky to find work at the intersection of two of her main interests: technology and ethics. Two years later, she found herself facing a moral dilemma. Clarifai was developing aerial photography and object detection tools as one of several companies working on...

  • spokeswoman Jul 30, 2019

    'Chernobyl' Miniseries Sends Curious Tourists to Lithuania

    An HBO miniseries featuring Soviet-era nuclear nightmares has sparked global interest in the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and boosted tourism in Lithuania. The Baltic country, which served as the filming location for “Chernobyl,” has become a destination of so-called atomic tourism since the program aired earlier this year.

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