Taking down human traffickers through online ads

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and McGill University have adapted an algorithm first developed to spot anomalies in data, like typos in patient information at hospitals or errant figures in accounting, to identify similarities across escort ads. The algorithm scans and clusters similarities in text and...

Turkey detains dozens over alleged cryptocurrency fraud

Security sources say Thodex founder Faruk Fatih Ozer is in Albania, according to Turkish television. Turkish authorities on Friday detained 62 people over alleged links to an Istanbul-based cryptocurrency exchange after its founder fled with a reported $2 billion in investors' assets, official media reported. The suspects were apprehended in...

Intel tops expectations as chip demand high

Intel said it saw "explosive" growth in demand for its computer chips in the past quarter, helping boost revenue above forecasts US semiconductor giant Intel on Thursday said it took in more money than expected in the first quarter amid "explosive" growth in demand for computer chips. Intel revenue was...

Facebook wants users’ responses to improve feeds

Amid criticism of its algorithms, Facebook said it was taking additional steps to increase user control of what they see in their main feeds on the social network Facebook said Thursday it would emphasize user feedback when prioritizing posts on the leading social network, the latest move to quell concerns...

ANYbotics reveals full-scale robotic inspection solution

ANYbotics reveals full-scale robotic inspection solution

Credit: ANYbotics The Swiss robotics company ANYbotics has announced the launch of a new end-to-end robotic inspection system for the energy and industrial processing arenas. This solution aims to answer the call for better safety at production sites and lower downtime. However, as technology has rarely kept pace with increasing...

A strategy to rejuvenate dead lithium inside batteries

A strategy to rejuvenate dead lithium inside batteries

Figure summarizing the Li restoration strategy devised by the researchers. Credit: Jin et al. (Nature Energy). Li-ion batteries and other emerging lithium-based battery technologies are currently used to power a wide range of devices, including smartphones, laptops, tablets and cameras. Despite their advantages, batteries containing lithium do not always retain...

American Airlines reports Q1 loss, optimistic on vaccines

American Airlines reported another quarterly loss but said bookings from leisure travelers are increasing as vaccines become more widespread American Airlines reported another quarterly loss Thursday as COVID-19 continued to depress travel, but expressed optimism at an industry recovery with vaccinations becoming more widespread. The big US carrier's first-quarter results...

Jaguar Land Rover halts production because of chip shortage

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Jaguar Land Rover said Thursday it's suspending production at two U.K. factories, becoming the latest automaker to fall victim to a global shortage of microchips. "Like other automotive manufacturers, we are currently experiencing some COVID-19 supply chain disruption, including the global availability of semiconductors," the British...

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