Australian government vows to unmask online trolls

Australian government vows to unmask online trolls

Sun, Nov 28, 2021 - 2:00 pm

Australia's government said Sunday it will introduce legislation to unmask online trolls, and hold social media giants like Facebook and Twitter responsible for identifying them.

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Laos hopes for economic boost from Chinese-built railway

Laos hopes for economic boost from Chinese-built railway

Sun, Nov 28, 2021 - 1:57 pm

A new $6 billion Chinese-built railway line opens in Laos this week, bringing hopes of an economic boost to the reclusive nation, but experts are questioning the benefits of a project that has seen thousands of farmers evicted from their land.

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Workers' paradise? Portugal's new teleworking law takes flak

Workers' paradise? Portugal's new teleworking law takes flak

Sat, Nov 27, 2021 - 10:40 am

Portugal's new law on working from home makes the European Union country sound like a workers' paradise.

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Apple's iPhone prices bite in Turkey despite Black Friday

Apple's iPhone prices bite in Turkey despite Black Friday

Fri, Nov 26, 2021 - 6:12 pm

Instead of Black Friday discounts, consumers in Turkey were faced with steep price hikes for Apple products after the value of the lira hit new record lows this week.

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Scientists showcase the potential of demand response in reducing carbon dioxide emissions

Scientists showcase the potential of demand response in reducing carbon dioxide emissions

Fri, Nov 26, 2021 - 5:56 pm

Electrical grids are almost always over-dimensioned to meet short surges in energy demand. Put simply, power stations need to have an excess number of generators only to be able to provide electricity during peak hours. This mismatch between power supply and demand and the inefficient operation of power stations lead to higher carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Moreover, distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar panels, which are becoming popular, only increases the supply–demand mismatch.

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A deep learning method to automatically enhance dog animations

A deep learning method to automatically enhance dog animations

Fri, Nov 26, 2021 - 5:30 pm

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin and University of Bath have recently developed a model based on deep neural networks that could help to improve the quality of animations containing quadruped animals, such as dogs. The framework they created was presented at the MIG (Motion, Interaction & Games) 2021 conference, an event where researchers present some of the latest technologies for producing high-quality animations and videogames.

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