Technology is quite literally destroying nature, with a new report further confirming that electromagnetic radiation from power lines and cell towers can disorientate birds and insects and destroy plant health. The paper warns that as nations switch to 5G this threat could increase.
The US trade deficit could technically be halved if statisticians were better able to capture the value of the software developed in Silicon Valley and embedded in smartphones worldwide, according to Hal Varian, Google’s chief economist.
What do refugees use their mobile phones for? And what does it mean for aid workers in reception camps? The Leiden Center for Innovation studied this issue together with researchers from Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Data & Society.
Reigniting the debate over exposure to the ‘blue light’ emitted by outdoor LED screens and heightened risk of cancer, an international team of researchers have concluded that there is a ‘strong link’ between the two.