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Parler servers shut down in wake of US Capitol riot

Parler servers shut down in wake of US Capitol riot

Originally peddled as a social media network for unbridled free speech, Parler has been taken offline by hosts Amazon following the Capitol riots in the US. Parler, the Twitter clone known for peddling unbridled free speech with dangerously loose content moderation tools – depending on which side of the fence you sit – has this week seen its hosting services pulled by Amazon. After less than three turbulent years of...

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Start-ups are racing to build the world’s first flying taxis

Start-ups are racing to build the world’s first flying taxis

The flying cars of science fiction could soon become part of our everyday reality, and savvy start-ups are looking to build city infrastructures now. The recent Blade Runner sequel depicted a futuristic Los Angeles in the year 2049, where acid rain fell from skies crowded with flying cars called ‘skimmers’ that zip along aerial highways. Disappointing as the movie was, its Hollywood writers may have been onto something in terms...

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Too Good To Go is leading the tech revolution against surplus food waste

Too Good To Go is leading the tech revolution against surplus food waste

Too Good To Go is the rapidly growing social impact start-up leading a revolution against surplus food waste across Europe and the US. Whether or not you’re partaking in Veganuary, there’s no question that diving into 2021 people are more conscious than ever before in terms of what we’re eating, and limiting carbon footprints will no doubt be one of the popular New Year’s resolutions this year. Now able to arm...

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Japan developing wooden satellites to reduce space junk

Japan developing wooden satellites to reduce space junk

Kyoto University has teamed up with Sumitomo Forestry to create the first satellites made entirely of wood. It’s hoped that they’ll reduce the levels of space junk in our atmosphere. If you thought human littering and wastage was a problem confined to just our planet, you may want to look into the ever-pressing issue of space junk. More satellites are being launched into our atmosphere every year. Tiny alumina particles are...

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