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Londoners fight Met Police facial recognition
Scotland Yard responds to Tech & Science Daily after a council's calls for a ban on Met Police's controversial live facial recognition cameras. Why did Microsoft’s 365 cloud services go down? Downdetector showed thousands of reports linked to sites including: Outlook, Teams, Minecraft and Xbox Live. Plus, Nasa’s nuclear rocket express to Mars.
Also in this episode:
- America’s TSA No Fly List hacked
- Doomsday Clock and why it’s moved closer to midnight for the first time
- Economics 'trump environment to save big cats', study finds
- What is Twitter’s ‘GodMode’?
- Taylor Swift Eras tour bot attack: Ticketmaster says sorry in US Senate
Undersea ‘Lost City’ link to alien world
Scientists from Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology examine links between what’s known as Earth’s “Lost City” of hydrothermal systems and oceans found on Jupiter’s moons. Antarctic scientist: I’ve seen icebergs melting. North Korea’s Kim Jong Un ‘simulates nuclear counterattack’ drill. Also in this episode:Are aliens hiding in exoplanet ‘terminator zones’?Public emergency alerts being flashed to UK phonesBird flu: Vaccine firms human jabs latestWonky skull and big ears give night parrot edgeWorld’s largest Ferris wheel for Seoul
ChatGPT AI comes to Microsoft 365
Copilot, means the world's most talked about artificial intelligence system will be embedded into Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Microsoft says it will fundamentally change the way we work. The ‘cosmic concrete’ which could one day be used to build houses on the Moon and Mars. Scientist behind the discovery of a gene mutation which increases risk of breast and ovarian cancer linked to Orkney islands explains the significance of the findings. For more information visit www.nhsgrampian.org/BRCA1 Also in this episode:Rolls-Royce gets funding for moon base nuclear reactorMicrosoft report suggests Russia preparing for renewed cyberwar against UkraineVolkswagen beats Tesla by unveiling plans for an affordable electric vehicleScientists raise concerns over boom in labs handling deadly germs not being matched by regulationWhy your pet might be impacting your sleep… Follow us on Twitter #TechScienceDaily
TikTok ban on UK government phones
The Chinese-owned social media app is set to be banned on phones used by UK government ministers and civil servants over security fears. Virgin Orbit pauses all operations and reportedly furloughs all its staff. SaxaVord Spaceport explains what this means for the future of UK space endeavours and reveals how they plan to boost satellite launches from here. Also in this episode:Spacesuit for return to the Moon unveiled Evidence suggests Venus is ‘geologically active’ Scientists identify dinosaur with the longest neck ever seen in an animalStudy finds earth’s water did not come from melted meteorites as was previously thought Chancellor announces £1million Manchester Prize for AI250-million-year-old fossil of sea reptile found in an unlikely placeFollow us on Twitter #TechScienceDaily