A new Department of Energy (DoE) program promises $160 million for two advanced nuclear reactor designs and $70 million for further development. NuScale's small reactor embodies "advanced" nuclear values like modularity, safety, and lower cost. Advanced reactors are from generation III and IV, seeking more uniform and modular nuclear plants.
In a move that illustrates how swiftly the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the global economy, Facebook said today that it would eventually begin allowing most of its employees to request a permanent change in their jobs to let them work remotely. The company will begin today by making most of its US job openings eligible for remote hires and begin taking applications for permanent remote work among its workforce later this year.
“People say that’s a very distinct possibility. It's standard. And we're going to put out the fires. We're not going to close the country. We’re going to put out the fires,” Trump told reporters during a tour of a Ford manufacturing plant in Ypsilanti, Mich., when asked if he was concerned about a second wave of COVID-19.
In Ohio, Illinois and Colorado, thousands who applied for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA, a type of unemployment newly available to the self-employed and gig workers, received notice that their personal information, including social security numbers, addresses, names and how much they were receiving in benefits, was exposed to other users.
Sharpton argued Trump is polling poorly among black voters because he goes after Obama and because he does not address black Americans’ issues or concerns, pointing to black unemployment in recent years and the coronavirus pandemic.
The shutdown is allowed by the combination of China’s coronavirus and by Congress’s Title 42 law. The Title 42 law allows border agents to block any migrants coming across the border at the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it trumps the 2008 law that created the coyote/agency pipeline.
In a letter [PDF] sent to data protection authorities in Europe, Thomas Le Bonniec expresses his frustration that, despite exposing in April 2019 that Apple has hired hundreds of people to analyze recordings that its users were unaware had been made, nothing appears to have changed.
In a recent study, our team identified a novel anti-ageing protein, called Gaf1. We found that Gaf1 controls protein metabolism, a process that has been implicated in ageing and disease. We also found that without Gaf1, cells have a shorter lifespan...
A nanowire photosensor array formed inside a hemispherical aluminum oxide membrane serves as the retina, while wires formed from a liquid metal (eutectic gallium-indium alloy) replicate nerves by sending signals from those sensors to external processing. It even mimics the vitreous humor (the gel between the lens and retina) with an ionic liquid.
According to the Department of Justice, 73-year-old Domenick J. DeMuro was indicted for "conspiracy to deprive Philadelphia voters of their civil rights by fraudulently stuffing the ballot boxes for specific Democratic candidates," as well as violating the Travel Act, which "forbids the use of any facility in interstate commerce (here, a cell phone) with the intent to promote certain illegal activity (here, bribery)."
A law firm representing the care home said the suspect was not a long-term resident of the facility, but someone who was undergoing temporary rehabilitation treatment, Detroit’s WDIV-TV reported... The unidentified suspect was arrested and taken to the Detroit Detention Center as the investigation continues, the Detroit Free Press reported. The elderly man was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the report said.
Changes include having travelers mantain possession of their boarding pass at all times and separating food from other items for X-ray screening, which will reduce the need for TSA officers to touch items. TSA has already begun rolling out the changes, which include recommendations that travelers:
He was a member of the Jesuit community of Loyola House in Kamishakujii and had been ill for several years, reported ucanews.com... Nicolas served as superior general of the Jesuits from January 2008 to October 2016. A memorial Mass will be celebrated in Rome in the Church of the Gesu at a date to be determined.
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