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Futures News - ABC News: Technology
From today, June 26, 2019
- NASA to open moon rock samples sealed since Apollo missions
NASA prepping to open moon rock samples sealed since the Apollo missions
- Pence says new satellites will boost storm surge warnings
Vice President Mike Pence says the National Hurricane Center will improve its storm surge warnings this season thanks to three new satellites
- FedEx sues US government over export rules in Huawei case
FedEx is suing the U.S. government over export rules aimed to block technology shipments to some foreign companies including China's Huawei
- Blind children in Chile get solar eclipse experience
Blind children in Chile get closer to solar eclipse experience through technology
- Smoke from US wildfires boosting health risk for millions
Wildfires in the Western US are churning out waves of unhealthy smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to cause a spike in premature deaths as climate change makes the blazes worse
- UN expert: Millions face dire poverty from climate change
A United Nations expert on poverty says hundreds of millions of people around the world face hunger, displacement, disease and death because of climate change
- Cryptocurrencies need close scrutiny, monitor warns
An international financial monitor is warning that wider use of cryptocurrencies by retail shoppers would call for "close scrutiny" by regulators and should be subjected to tough regulation
- Report: Hackers using telecoms like 'global spy system'
Boston-based cybersecurity firm Cybereason says in a report that hackers are breaking into telecoms firms to gain sweeping access to VIPs' call records, location data and device information
- Scientists on Madeira see new 'plasticrust' sea pollution
Researchers say they may have identified a new kind of plastic pollution in the sea and they're calling it "plasticrust."
- SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites
The rocket was carrying a deep space atomic clock and a solar sail.
- Canadian, Russian, American back on Earth from space station
Three astronauts have safely returned to Earth after spending more than six months aboard the International Space Station
- Tech makes it easier to search wilderness for missing people
More U.S. teams are turning to technology that combines cellphone GPS with digital maps detailing cliffs, caves, waterways and other hard-to-search terrain
- Hidden oil spill: New study contradicts owner's claims
A new federally led study of oil seeping from a platform toppled off Louisiana 14½ years ago finds releases lower than other recent estimates
- US releases review on removing vegetation to stop wildfires
Proposal is intended to stop rangeland wildfires in a huge swath of the West.
- 7-Eleven to deliver Slurpees, other items to parks, beaches
The convenience-store chain is launching a new service.
- Dutch telephone outage takes out nation's emergency number
A major telephone outage took down the Dutch emergency number for more than three hours Monday, forcing police and other first responders to scramble to set up alternatives
- What's your data worth to Big Tech? Bill would compel answer
As Congress bears down on big tech companies, two senators are proposing to force giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon to tell users what data they're collecting from them and how much it's worth.
- France hosts Mediterranean conference without heads of state
France is hosting a conference aimed at boosting cooperation between northern and southern Mediterranean countries, with senior government officials, non-governmental organizations, businesses and academics in attendance
- University of Iowa team wins $115M 'space weather' grant
A University of Iowa team has won a $115 million grant to develop satellites for studying a system of radiation created by the sun _ 'space weather'
- Medical groups warn climate change is a 'health emergency'
As Democrats prepare for their 1st 2020 presidential debate, medical groups call climate change a 'health emergency'
- Senior Facebook executive says it would favor regulation
He said it was not for companies to balance free speech versus public harm.
- 50 years later, the moon is still great for business
It's back to the moon for brands from Omega to Budweiser marking 50 years since Apollo 11
- Aerial photos help census officials pinpoint faraway people
The Census Bureau is using aerial and geographic technology to gather needed data about remote communities and other difficult populations to count
- Arizona fire highlights challenges for energy storage
A fire and explosion at a massive battery west of Phoenix highlight the challenges and risks that can arise as utilities prepare for exponential growth of the technology
- Climate activists end their blockade of German coal mine
Hundreds of climate activists have ended a protest inside one of Germany's biggest open-pit mines after police repeatedly ordered them to leave and pulled some protesters out