Sci-Tech

Meatpacking giant JBS believes Russia behind hack that hit plants

  By John Biers Agence France-Presse (AFP) — An American subsidiary of Brazilian meat processor JBS told the US government that it has received a ransom demand in a cyberattack it believes originated in Russia, forcing some plants to cut …

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Amazon on track to expand in Hawaii after filing permit application

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Amazon has pulled the first set of building permit applications with the City and County of Honolulu in preparation for the construction of a new delivery station, according to Pacific Business News (PBN). Last summer, …

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Ford says 40% of sales to be electric vehicles by 2030

  (AFP) — Ford said on Wednesday it is ramping up investment in zero-emission cars and by 2030 expects 40 percent of its vehicle volume to be comprised of fully electric vehicles. The US automaker announced it is increasing its …

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#EBCPhotojournalism: The rare “Super Blood Moon” as seen in Hawaii

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Servers of Colonial Pipeline hacker Darkside forced down: security firm

  (AFP) — Servers for Darkside were taken down by unknown actors Friday, a week after the cyber extortionist forced the shutdown of a large US oil pipeline in a ransomware scam, a US cyber security firm said. Recorded Future, …

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Major US pipeline fully operational but shortages bite deep

  By Heather Scott Agence France-Presse (AFP) — The US pipeline network shut down by a cyber attack said Thursday it has restarted its entire network and resumed fuel deliveries to all markets, but gas stations up and down the …

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Twitter introduces ‘Tip Jar’ for some users

  (Eagle News) — Twitter just made leaving and receiving tips for a number of its user a little bit easier by introducing Tip Jar, a new way for people to send and receive tips when using the social media …

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University of Hawaii to host international esports league this summer

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The University of Hawaii (UH) will host the Overwatch League (OWL), in which up to 20 teams from North America, Europe, and Asia are expected to participate in a series of four tournaments at the …

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Facebook oversight board upholds Trump ban

By Rob Lever Agence France-Presse (AFP) — Facebook’s independent oversight board on Wednesday upheld a ban on former US president Donald Trump while ordering further review of the case, in a decision with a potentially far-reaching impact on the regulation …

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First batch of electric vehicles for Hawaii state government arrive with aims to reduce costs, carbon emissions

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii-Pacific Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The first of nine electric vehicles (EVs) to serve as replacements was delivered on Tuesday, April 13, to the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), making this a step forward …

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Hawaii proclaims ‘Journey Through the Universe Week’ to promote science, encourage youth to pursue space exploration

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Governor David Ige proclaimed the first week of March 2021 as “Journey Through the Universe Week.” “I ask the people of the Aloha State to join me in recognizing the national importance of science education …

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Metal fatigue suspected in Boeing 777 engine scare

By John Biers and Juliette Michel Agence France-Presse (AFP) — Metal fatigue has emerged as the chief suspect in last week’s spectacular engine failure on a United Airlines plane, which scattered debris over suburban Denver and led to dozens of …

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