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Apple kerfuffles, praise groups, and media layoffs
TechCrunch

Lots of news and interesting tidbits to wrap up the week. Apple kerfuffles Apple has been vindicated (for a brief moment anyway) in its long-standing dispute with Qualcomm. From Stephen Nellis at Reuters: A U.S. federal judge has issued a preliminary ruling t… more…

Dyson's Daylight Tracking Lamp Matches the Light Outside So You Don't Feel Like Such a Shut-In
Gizmodo.com

We’ve spent decades bathed in the glow of artificial light, but it’s only recently that we’ve started to realize our bodies are naturally tuned to the sun, and exposure to the fake stuff can throw off sleep schedules and even damage our eyes. Dyson, which has… more…

China-funded Kaliwa dam a done deal: MWSS - ABS-CBN News
Abs-cbn.com

China-funded Kaliwa dam a done deal: MWSS ABS-CBN News The government agency in charge of ensuring Metro Manila's water supply said on Monday that the China-funded plan to build a new dam in the town of Infanta,... View full coverage on Google News more…

Trudeau adds new caucus-PMO liaison - CTV News
Ctvnews.ca

Trudeau adds new caucus-PMO liaison CTV News Wilson-Raybould to provide emails, texts and written statement on SNC-Lavalin affair CBC News Trudeau defends actions as Philpott asks if Wilson-Raybould was sidelined over SNC-Lavalin CBC News LILLEY: Philpott say… more…

1st Starship Hopper test firing could be this week - SpaceFlight Insider
Spaceflightinsider.com

1st Starship Hopper test firing could be this week SpaceFlight Insider SpaceX's Starship heatshields test successful Livemint Elon Musk-owned SpaceX completes heatshields test of Starship rocket Times Now Elon Musk shows off fiery SpaceX Starship heatshield t… more…

Facing Flak, L&T CEO Invokes ‘Pyar and Dil’ to Justify Hostile Takeover Bid of Mindtree - News18
News18.com

Facing Flak, L&T CEO Invokes ‘Pyar and Dil’ to Justify Hostile Takeover Bid of Mindtree News18 Hostile bid: L&T facing flak for takeover bid on Mindtree Times of India Coffee Day Enterprises falls 4% on stake sale in Mindtree Moneycontrol.com As L&T Shocks IT… more…

L&T’s Hostile Takeover Bid For Mindtree Is Unprecedented: 3 Reasons Why This Doesn’t Make Sense - Trak.in
Trak.in

Larsen & Toubro, the 74-year-old business conglomerate having Rs 2.27 lakh crore of assets has triggered a hostile takeover bid for Mindtree, the 19-year-old IT services company worth Rs 16500 crore, and this is unprecedented in India. Infact, this takeove… more…

Liberals shut down hearings on SNC-Lavalin affair as opposition parties call it a 'cover up' - The Globe and Mail
The Globe And Mail

Liberals shut down hearings on SNC-Lavalin affair as opposition parties call it a 'cover up' The Globe and Mail Scheer says Trudeau 'thumbing nose' at Canadians as Liberals vote to shut down SNC-Lavalin probe National Post Liberals’ 2019 budget includes billi… more…

Top bureaucrat Michael Wernick resigns over SNC-Lavalin affair - The Globe and Mail
The Globe And Mail

Top bureaucrat Michael Wernick resigns over SNC-Lavalin affair The Globe and Mail Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick to quit before election Maclean's Michael Wernick: Trudeau loses top civil servant in crisis BBC News Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick res… more…

Joly joins growing list pointing to House as place to air remaining SNC-Lavalin information - CTV News
Ctvnews.ca

Joly joins growing list pointing to House as place to air remaining SNC-Lavalin information CTV News 'Put up or shut up': Liberal MP challenges Philpott and Wilson-Raybould over SNC-Lavalin CBC News Wilson-Raybould to provide written statement on SNC-Lavalin … more…

Augmented reality when? We asked Magic Leap, Facebook, Google, and more
Fastcompany.com

“A ‘Black Mirror’ episode—in a good way!”: Mixed reality’s key players rhapsodize on the near future, and explain what could go wrong. Today, most of us see the internet on some variation of an opaque rectangular screen. Think of them as little digital island… more…

News at a glance
Sciencemag.org

SCI COMMUN### Activism ![Figure][1]</img> Students in Cape Town, South Africa, joined peers worldwide to demand that politicians act. PHOTO: MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS Tens of thousands of school students marched in more than 100 countries on 15 March to dema… more…

Philadelphia's early-1800s wooden water pipes
The Washington Post

City utility workers just uncovered wooden water mains that were installed more than 200 years ago. more…

The Humanities and the Future
Scientificamerican.com

Our descendants’ lives will be intertwined with advanced technologies—and that will revitalize non-technological disciplines such as philosophy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com more…

Robotic collectives inspired by biological cells
Nature.com

Robotics based on many stochastically moving components. more…

Van der Waals integration before and beyond two-dimensional materials
Nature.com

Recent advances and future directions in the use of van der Waals integration beyond two-dimensional materials are reviewed. more…

Robotic collectives inspired by biological cells
Nature.com

Robotics based on many stochastically moving components. more…

Diverse and robust molecular algorithms using reprogrammable DNA self-assembly
Nature.com

A set of 355 self-assembling DNA ‘tiles’ can be reprogrammed to implement many different computer algorithms—including sorting, palindrome testing and divisibility by three—suggesting that molecular self-assembly could be a reliable algorithmic component in p… more…

Van der Waals integration before and beyond two-dimensional materials
Nature.com

Recent advances and future directions in the use of van der Waals integration beyond two-dimensional materials are reviewed. more…

Transcript: MIB Alan Krueger of Princeton, CEA.
Ritholtz.com

Alan Krueger served as Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, was a Cabinet Member from November 2011 to August 2013. He was Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of the Treasury in 2009-10, and as Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of… more…