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Can glass made from wood save energy? Scientists think so

Trees are usually what we see when looking outside our windows. Soon, we may also find trees inside windows — as engineers are now turning to wood as an energy-efficient, alternative material to make glass. Scientists with the Forest Products Laboratory, a research arm of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), have developed a wood-based material as thin and transparent as glass,...

Facebook reducing distribution of Myanmar military content

Facebook said on Friday it would reduce the distribution of all content and profiles run by Myanmar’s military, saying they have “continued to spread misinformation” after the army seized power and detained civilian leaders in a coup on Feb. 1. The measures – which are not a ban, but are aimed at reducing the number of people who see the content – will apply...

Massachusetts regulators subpoena GameStop bull ‘Roaring Kitty’

Massachusetts securities regulators have issued a subpoena seeking the testimony of a YouTube streamer who helped drive a surge of interest in GameStop as part of a review of his registration, including his “outside business activities,” an official said Wednesday. The office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin issued the subpoena on Monday, looking to hear later this month from Massachusetts financial...

Google to start paying UK news publishers for content

Google is rolling out a plan to pay for news to the UK. The web search giant, which has been under pressure to share digital ad revenue with web content providers that drive traffic to its services, said it has signed deals to pay licensing fees to 120 British publications, including The Financial Times and Reuters, through its Google News Showcase. The program,...

Twitter warns of slowing user growth as pandemic boost fizzles

Twitter on Tuesday posted 27 percent user growth, missing Wall Street estimates, and warned this rate would slow in the upcoming quarters as a boost from the pandemic fizzles. The social media company, which beat quarterly sales and profit estimates, said expenses would rise 25 percent or more in 2021 but projected that total revenue would grow faster than costs. Shares closed up 2.9...
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