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U of M study: Throwing out your old cellphone could poison the soil

The next time you’re throwing out an old laptop or smartphone, make sure you recycle the batteries.

That’s because a new study by the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin-Madison found the lithium ion batteries used to power computers, phones and electric car are harmful to soil. 212 more words

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Salaries for tech workers are on the rise, especially in Twin Cities

Salaries for technology professionals in the Twin Cities have reached a record high.

Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal says the average salary is in the six-figure range for the first time. 239 more words

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Science and Technology

By Jun Song

Have you ever seen the “outburst” of a black hole by using a small telescope?

Well in recent discoveries, scientists have found that you can see the “outburst”, a sudden outbreak of a particular activity of explosions around the black hole by using a small telescope. 819 more words

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Disagreeing Over Terms & Agreement

By MADDIE SIMPSON and HANNAH ROBICHAUX

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – On January 16, 2016, the House Committee of Science, Space, and Technology joined together to discuss a new bill to protect the rights of consumers purchasing new technologies. 264 more words

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Reforming Patent Trolls

By NOAH HOSEK and GRAHAM CORNISH

On Friday, January 15th U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL)  stated “Patent reform should be left to judicial measures in hope for a fair unbiased ruling.” Patent trolling is the process where a company sues other companies or businesses for infringing on their patent rights. 393 more words

House Republicans versus Amtrak

By HANNAH ROBICHAUX

Currently Amtrak receives more than one billion dollars in funding from Congress, yet it continues managing to lose money. The government believes the funding is being used incorrectly and the railroad tracks are taking advantage of the money given to them. 294 more words

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The Safety of Our Railroads

By MADELINE SIMPSON

In September of 2015, a major derailment incident of an Amtrak train caused eight deaths. The government-funded train company resulted from the government funding the industry after World War I and World War II when companies went bankrupt. 259 more words

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