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    China calls missile launch ‘routine test’ of new technology

    China says its launch of a new spacecraft was merely a test to see whether the vehicle could be re-used ByThe Associated Press October 19, 2021, 12:46 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — China said Monday its launch of a new spacecraft was merely a test to see whether the vehicle could be reused. The launch involved a spacecraft rather than a missile and was of “great significance for reducing the use-cost of spacecraft and could provide a convenient and affordable way to make a round trip for mankind’s  

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    At the crossroads of language, technology, and empathy | MIT News

    Rujul Gandhi’s love of reading blossomed into a love of language at age 6, when she discovered a book at a garage sale called “What’s Behind the Word?” With forays into history, etymology, and language genealogies, the book captivated Gandhi, who as an MIT senior remains fascinated with words and how we use them. Growing up partially in the U.S. and mostly in India, Gandhi was surrounded by a variety of languages and dialects. When she moved to India at age 8, she could already see how knowing the Marathi language allowed her to connect more easily to her classmates  

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    CIA creates new mission centers focused on China and technology

    CIA Director William Burns announced a series of organizational changes intended to hone the agency’s focus on key national security challenges, including the launch of two new mission centers, one focused on China and another dedicated to transnational and technological threats.   The China Mission Center “will further strengthen our collective work on the most important geopolitical threat we face in the 21st century, an increasingly adversarial Chinese government,” Burns said in a statement on Thursday.    The Transnational and Technology Mission Center will focus on foreign technological development alongside issues like climate change and global health, the CIA said in a  

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    Samsung’s next-gen chip technology delayed until 2022

    Samsung’s gate-all-around transistor design, where shown here with purple conductors penetrating a transparent surrounding gate material, is due to arrive in processors in 2022. Samsung; Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET Samsung, one of the three leading edge processor manufacturers, had planned to start building a faster and more efficient class of chips in 2021, but instead the new design will instead arrive in the first half of 2022. The Korean electronics giant shared the schedule for the shift during its Samsung Foundry Forum on Wednesday. The slip means customers that rely on Samsung will have to wait longer to tap into  

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    Facebook Is Weaker Than We Knew

    It has become fashionable among Facebook critics to emphasize the company’s size and dominance while bashing its missteps. In a Senate hearing on Thursday, lawmakers grilled Antigone Davis, Facebook’s global head of safety, with questions about the company’s addictive product design and the influence it has over its billions of users. Many of the questions to Ms. Davis were hostile, but as with most Big Tech hearings, there was an odd sort of deference in the air, as if the lawmakers were asking: Hey, Godzilla, would you please stop stomping on Tokyo? But if these leaked documents proved anything, it  

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    Fallen tech star Elizabeth Holmes prepares to go on trial | WGN Radio 720

    by: MICHAEL LIEDTKE, Associated Press Posted: Aug 31, 2021 / 04:04 PM CDT / Updated: Aug 31, 2021 / 10:42 PM CDT Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, arrives at the federal courthouse for jury selection in her trial, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. Holmes faces 12 felony counts alleging she engineered a massive fraud that duped a litany of rich investors with a blood-testing technology that she promised would be able to screen for hundreds of diseases with a finger prick. (AP Photo/Nic Coury) Jury selection in the fraud trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes  

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