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Ukraine balks at UN grain deal Russia discussed with Turkey

Ukraine balks at UN grain deal Russia discussed with Turkey

Turkish and Russian officials met in Ankara on Wednesday to discuss a United Nations proposal that would allow the export of some 22 million tons of Ukrainian grain through the nation’s blockaded Black Sea ports. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, both expressed support for the creation of a safe …

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The EU's new universal charger policy claims to tackle e-waste — will it?

The EU’s new universal charger policy claims to tackle e-waste — will it?

Slashing e-waste was a major driver in European Union lawmakers’ proposal yesterday to mandate a universal charger for mobile phones and other devices. But there are still a lot of other factors that have to come together for the measure to make a meaningful difference in the world’s e-waste problem. Piled together, unused and discarded …

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Sonavi Labs in Baltimore develops smart stethoscope to save lives

Sonavi Labs in Baltimore develops smart stethoscope to save lives

A Baltimore medtech startup is on a mission to decrease respiratory disease deaths. WBAL-TV met the CommUNITY Champions solving a problem and saving lives.”If you really believe in something, put everything you have behind it. Just do it,” said Ellington West, CEO and co-founder of Sonavi Labs.A team at Sonavi Labs created a medical device …

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Amazon takes on SpaceX in the satellite internet with Project Kuiper

Amazon takes on SpaceX in the satellite internet with Project Kuiper

Amazon has a plan to deliver internet from space using 3,236 small satellites in low Earth orbit. It’s called Project Kuiper. In April, the company signed a multibillion-dollar contract — the largest rocket deal in the history of the commercial space industry — for launches of its Kuiper satellites with three different entities: Jeff Bezos’s …

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Pentagon’s new AI and data chief: ‘Let me say honestly that the bureaucracy is real’

Pentagon grapples with growth of artificial intelligence. (Graphic by Breaking Defense, original brain graphic via Getty) WASHINGTON: Three days into the job, the Pentagon’s first chief data and artificial intelligence officer has already seen first hand how the department’s famous bureaucracy can slow down the most common sense ideas — or, quite literally, keep people …

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