Tech companies react to Trump's withdrawal from Paris agreement
The tech industry has come out in force to announce its displeasure at President Donald Trump's decision to exit from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Apple, Google, Facebook and other tech giants all posted messages condemning the decision.
Source: Business Insider
Scientists are "tantalisingly close" to creating limitless lab-grown blood
A study published in the journal Nature has suggested that scientists might be “tantalisingly close” to being able to take cells from patients with genetic blood disorders, use gene editing to correct their genetic defect and make functional blood cells.
Source: Singularity Hub
Report confirms today’s energy jobs are in solar, not coal
President Trump has promised to revive the coal industry, but a Department of Energy report published in January by the Obama administration, has revealed last year the solar industry employed more than double the amount of Americans than coal did.
Source: The New York Times
German court rules parents can't access dead child's Facebook account
A German court has rejected a mother's plea for Facebook to allow access to her deceased daughter's account. The ruling, which overturned a lower court's decision, stated that the right to private communications outweighed the right to inheritance.
West Coast Democrats to build a "green wall" to counter Trump
With President Trump's announcement that America will pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, governors and lawmakers from West Coast states are vowing to erect a "green wall" and uphold the core tenets of the climate agreement.
Google’s AlphaGo AI retires a champion
AlphaGo, the A.I. that has consistently defeated the world’s greatest human Go players over the last two years, is retiring from the game. The team behind AlphaGo will now shift towards to using AI to solve problems in health, energy and other fields.