Daily Archives: March 14, 2019

Two top Facebook executives depart the company

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Facebook says two of its top executives are leaving the company. Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and Chris Daniels, who heads messaging app WhatsApp, are departing. It isn’t clear what future plans the executives have. Cox was in charge of Facebook’s apps including its flagship social …

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New way of testing for cocaine discovered

Researchers from the University of Dundee have developed a new chemical sensor for cocaine that may lead to potential new point of seizure tests for police officers, customs officers, prison officers and medical professionals who routinely test for controlled substances. The new, specific colour-spot test has been developed by Dr. …

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Facebook blames server problem for massive outage

Facebook blamed a server problem for a worldwide outage, believed to be the worst ever for the social network giant Facebook blamed a “server configuration change” Thursday for a massive outage affecting its applications around the world and brought fresh attention to the embattled social networking leader. The outage affected …

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Are we running out of helium?

Credit: The American Chemical Society Did you realize that just like certain animals here on Earth, there are endangered elements, too? For example, we’re constantly losing helium, a gas that defies gravity and escapes our atmosphere into space. This incredible element is in high demand all over the globe. It’s …

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Massive outage adds to growing Facebook woes

The cause of a major outage on Facebook and related apps was not clear nearly 24 hours after access was cut off Facebook appeared to be back in operation Thursday after a massive outage affecting its applications around the world, creating fresh woes for the social network leader under fire …

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