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California Replaces Gas Plant with Giant, Billion-Dollar Grid Battery

Meanwhile, in Southern California, nonprofit news site Canary Media reports that an old gas combustion plant is being replaced by a "power bank" named Nova. It's expected to store "more electricity than all but one battery plant currently operating in the U.S." The billion-dollar project, with 680 megawatts and 2,720 megawatt-hours, will help...

Mon Apr 15, 2024 07:41
CNN Reporter 'Still Haunted' By Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster

After nearly 11 years as CNN's space correspondent, Miles O'Brien found himself in 2003 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida covering the launch of the space shuttle Columbia: As part of the post-launch routine, NASA began sharing several replays of the launch from various cameras trained on the vehicle. And that was when we saw it. Producer Dave...

Mon Apr 15, 2024 04:41
America's Legal System May Be 'Closing In' on Regulating Cryptocurrencies

A business columnist at the Los Angeles Times notes Sam Bankman-Fried's judge issued another ruling "that may have a more far-reaching effect on the crypto business. U.S. Judge Failla "cleared the Securities and Exchange Commission to proceed with its lawsuit alleging that the giant crypto broker and exchange Coinbase has been dealing in securities...

Mon Apr 15, 2024 02:41
Struggling Movie Exhibitors Beg Studios For More Movies - and Not Just Blockbusters

Movie exhibitors still face "serious risks," the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday: Attendance was on the decline even before the pandemic shuttered theaters, thanks to changing consumer habits and competition for people's time and money from other entertainment options. The industry has demonstrated an over-reliance on Imax-friendly studio action...

Mon Apr 15, 2024 01:40
Will the US-China Competition to Field Military Drone Swarms Spark a Global Arms Race?

The Associated Press reports: As their rivalry intensifies, U.S. and Chinese military planners are gearing up for a new kind of warfare in which squadrons of air and sea drones equipped with artificial intelligence work together like swarms of bees to overwhelm an enemy. The planners envision a scenario in which hundreds, even thousands of the machines...

Mon Apr 15, 2024 00:40
Axios CEO Believes AI Will 'Eviscerate the Unprepared' Among Media Companies

In the view of Jim VandeHei, CEO of Axios, artificial intelligence will eviscerate the weak, the ordinary, the unprepared in media," reports the New York Times: VandeHei says the only way for media companies to survive is to focus on delivering journalistic expertise, trusted content and in-person human connection. For Axios, that translates into...

Sun Apr 14, 2024 23:39

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