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India's BJP and Congress dismantled voter psychographical data – Quartz

The controversy surrounding Cambridge Analytica is unlikely to end soon enough as it touches on a number of important democratic nerves. First, it concerns our ability to exercise our civil rights and duties freely. The fear of manipulation by data raises a cloud of mistrust over the sanctity of elections, which in turn shakes our belief in the legitimacy of …

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South African women dressed in black wearing headscarves to honor Winnie Mandela's legacy – Quartz

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was a complex woman, and the obituaries and honors given in South Africa after her death at 81 had difficulty finding a balance in the memory of her life. "Wrong" is how many obituaries they described. Some have focused on their missteps, rather than their contributions as leaders of the South African fight against apartheid. Others made her …

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Why Elon Musk has a harder time with Tesla's electric cars than SpaceX's reusable rocket – Quartz

The most successful companies of Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX, have very different years in 2018. SpaceX debuted with the powerful new rocket Falcon Heavy and has successfully launched seven orbital missions. Tesla has struggled to produce its Model 3 electric sedan at discounted prices, raising questions about the company's cash flow and encouraging short sellers. On March 23, a …

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Richard Branson's space company Virgin Galactic fired its rocket plane VSS Unity over the speed of sound – Quartz for the first time in four years

A rocket engine shot two Virgin Galactic test pilots above the speed of sound in the recent milestone for Richard Branson's space company. An early morning test flight saw the VSS Unity, a spacecraft that looks like a small business plane. 15 km into the air over Mojave, California, with its carrier aircraft, the White Knight II. Thrown from the …

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The scientists bred the first vegetables in Antarctica without soil or sunlight – quartz

A group of German scientists stationed in the Antarctic have successfully grown vegetables in a specially developed sunless, soilless environment. In an otherwise barren snowland, the team from a lab-sized lab managed to get around 8 pounds of products from their first crop, reports the AP, including herbs, lettuce, rocket and red radishes. The researchers work with the EDEN-ISS project …

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