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Are smartphones making us miserable? A Google study aims to find out

Google is teaming up with researchers to investigate how the mobile devices glued to our hands may be affecting our minds. Conducted with researchers from the University of Oregon, the effort will be the second study to launch through the Google Health Studies app, the company’s nascent platform for conducting health research on its Android […]

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Technology

House competition bill aims to boost minorities in science and technology

Congress is aiming to reshape America’s workforce through new legislation that would direct more than $1 billion toward increasing diversity of the scientists, researchers and technologists who drive the innovation economy. The measure includes $900 million for grants and partnerships with historically Black colleges and universities, $164 million to study barriers for people of color […]

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Technology

Meta aims for ‘deep compatibility’ with blockchain, according to an internal post.

Meta, Facebook’s parent company, is aiming for “deep compatibility” with blockchain technology, according to an internal post on Tuesday from a top executive. In the note to employees, which was obtained by The New York Times, Andrew Bosworth, who will become Meta’s chief technology officer next year, laid out a vision for the social network […]

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Business Tech

North Omaha center aims to be hub for health, business, and tech services

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – One building located on the Omaha Home for Boys campus is most known for Omaha 360 meetings. But once you get inside, you’ll notice a whole list of offices with special services. “Health-related, education, employment, if they are looking to start a business, grow a business, expand a business, we have […]

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