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Providence hospital first in Alaska to install NICU webcams

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For third straight time, Earth sets hottest year record

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Bendable and foldable phones are coming. Are you ready?

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Volcanic eruptions are changing the face of an Alaska island

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Scientists: Moon over the hill at 4.51 billion years old

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    Providence hospital first in Alaska to install NICU webcams

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 18, 19:40

    Parents who’ve had a baby spend time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a hospital often say how difficult it is to be separated from their child, even for a short period of time. That’s one of the reasons Providence Alaska Medical Center has become the first hospital in the state to install live-streaming […]

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    For third straight time, Earth sets hottest year record

    by KTVA / AP on Jan 18, 7:08

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Government scientists say the Earth sizzled to a third straight heat record last year. They mostly blame man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino, which has since disappeared. Last year was also the warmest year on record for Alaska, since records were first taken in the state in 1925. […]

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    Bendable and foldable phones are coming. Are you ready?

    by Jessica Dolcourt / CNET on Jan 16, 10:49

    She pushed down hard on the rectangular phone and, like a slap bracelet, it cinched around her wrist. The audience gasped; the internet went wild. This articulated wraparound phone — known as the CPlus — was a concept device Lenovo used to wow the crowd as part of a larger launch last June that included the modular Moto […]

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    Volcanic eruptions are changing the face of an Alaska island

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 12, 9:40

    Scientists are getting a unique look at how eruptions are changing the layout of Bogoslof Island and its volcano. Over the last month, the volcano has erupted more than a dozen times, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO). AVO geologist Chris Waythomas pointed out how the landscape has changed in a pair of photos […]

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    Scientists: Moon over the hill at 4.51 billion years old

    by Associated Press on Jan 11, 10:58

    It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old. That’s the newest estimate, thanks to rocks and soil collected by the Apollo 14 moonwalkers in 1971. A research team reported Wednesday that the moon formed within 60 million years of the birth of the solar system. Previous […]

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    Anchorage garbage collection goes high-tech

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 10, 20:26

    The city’s Solid Waste Services is going high-tech when it comes to collecting trash. The utility recently installed computers on their garbage trucks. SWS director Mark Spafford said the paperless system is providing more information than ever before, which should be a benefit for customer service. The computers, along with GPS tracking, show where a […]

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    Even in darkest months, solar power proves to be viable option for Alaska

    by Sierra Starks on Jan 09, 10:24

    Anchorage is in its darkest days of the year, but the solar panels at the Ridgeline Terrace housing development in Mountain View are still taking in rays. That sunlight is converted into electricity to power the development’s dozens of apartments and condominiums. However, some people still aren’t sold on the process of harnessing heat from […]

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    More cases of Russian cyberattacks come to light

    by CBS News on Jan 02, 17:23

    U.S. government officials have been notified of new cases of attempted or potentially successful cyber intrusions, CBS News has learned. Officials would not go into specifics or reveal the number of new cases. But the revelation raises concerns that Russian cyberattacks have been more extensive than originally thought. Since the U.S released a report on […]

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    FAA criticized for oversight as millions of new drones likely unregistered

    by Kris Van Cleave / CBS News on Dec 31, 18:06

    Fifteen-year-old Keelan Garde has been practicing with a small drone outside Phoenix, getting prepared for a much bigger one he received this holiday season. It was one of an estimated 1.2 million drones given as gifts, up 112 percent from 2015. But before drones weighing just over half a pound or more take flight, the […]

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    Hackers stole data from 1 billion users accounts from Yahoo, company says

    by CBS/AP on Dec 14, 22:08

    Yahoo has discovered a 3-year-old security breach that enabled a hacker to compromise more than 1 billion user accounts, breaking the company’s own humiliating record for the biggest security breach in history. The digital heist disclosed Wednesday occurred in August 2013, more than a year before a separate hack that Yahoo announced nearly three months […]

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    4 new elements on the periodic table now have names

    by Brian Mastroianni / CBS News on Dec 02, 14:36

    It’s now time to say hello, officially, to the four new additions to the Periodic Table of Elements. This week, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) approved the names of the four new elements, whose existence was first confirmed to the public back in January. The names for elements 113, 115, 117, and […]

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    Netflix announces download feature on app for shows, movies

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 30, 15:46

    No internet? No problem. That was Netflix’s big news for its fans on Wednesday when the company announced its latest feature: downloading movies and shows. Airplane mode. Road trip mode. Stuck-in-the-subway-for-20-minutes mode. Your favorite stories are now available for download any time. pic.twitter.com/g7QZA3TyE8 — Netflix US (@netflix) November 30, 2016 The latest update of the […]

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    Over one million Google accounts hit by malware

    by Shanika Gunaratna / CBS News on Nov 30, 12:17

    More than one million Google accounts have been breached by malware that infiltrated older Android devices, cyber security firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. announced Wednesday. The researchers traced the malware back to dozens of what they called “legitimate-looking” apps — with names “Wi Fi Enhancer,” “GPS,” “Beautiful Alarm, “Battery Monitor,” and even “Google”— on […]

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    With new tech, a promise of faster internet in Noorvik

    by Tyler Stup / KNOM on Nov 29, 15:12

    NOME — After years of satellite-only coverage, GCI’s new Noorvik microwave tower promises to give the community an internet upgrade. The tower is a part of GCI’s TERRA network — an acronym for Terrestrial for Every Rural Region in Alaska. As you fly over the Kobuk River, the tower can be seen from the air. […]

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    Bethel 11th-grader invited to attend Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Nov 28, 15:41

    It’s rare that anyone gets to meet a Nobel Prize laureate. This summer, a Bethel 11th-grader will meet several, along with leading scientists, inventors and academics. For three days in July, Bethel Regional High School student Lauren Charles will attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts, according to a story […]

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    Stephen Hawking: Humans won’t survive another 1,000 years on Earth

    by Shanika Gunaratna / CBS News on Nov 17, 14:29

    The world’s most celebrated physicist and cosmologist issued a call for humans to “continue to go into space for the future of humanity.” “I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet,” Stephen Hawking said while delivering a lecture on the universe and the origins of humans at the […]

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    Google teaches machines to become more fluent translators

    by Associated Press on Nov 15, 13:49

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google is promising that its widely used translation service is now even more fluent, thanks to an advance that’s enabling its computers to interpret complete sentences. That may sound simple, but it took years of engineering to pull off. Until now, Google’s technology analyzed phrases in pieces and then cobbled together […]

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    Alaska Airlines says DC-bound flight used fuel partially made from trees

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 15, 0:03

    Alaska Airlines announced its first flight using a new wood-based biofuel mix on Monday. The plane took off from Seattle Monday morning for Washington D.C. and used a 20-percent blend of jet fuel made from timber leftovers, which the airlines called a new sustainable alternative to traditional petroleum jet fuel. The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, led by Washington State […]

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    UAF researchers mapping permafrost melt impact on Alaska

    by Tyler Stup / KNOM on Nov 12, 16:39

    As average temperatures rise, two University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers are mapping permafrost’s impact on Alaska. Vladimir Romanovsky and David McGuire are members of a team working to identify worldwide regions susceptible to thermokarst. Romanovsky said the natural process is the result of what happens when ice-rich permafrost begins to melt. “The water may run […]

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    Wallet ready? You’ll soon be able to shop directly on Instagram

    by CBS News on Nov 11, 21:14

    Next time you’re lost in a sea of engagement pictures, election memes, and carefully curated food porn on Instagram, you may find yourself reaching for your wallet. Instagram is going to start testing a way for users to shop directly from the app, the company announced in a blog post Tuesday. The trial, which begins […]