Science X Newsletter Sunday, Mar 15

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Here is your customized Science X Newsletter for March 15, 2020:

Technology news

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates leaves board

Microsoft on Friday announced that co-founder Bill Gates has left its board of directors to devote more time to philanthropy.

Apple closing all stores outside China until March 27 due to virus

Apple is closing all of its stores outside China until March 27 in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, CEO Tim Cook said.

U.S. providers offer free Wi-Fi for 60 days

U.S. internet and wireless providers have announced temporary measures to make getting online less expensive and onerous as enforced social distancing due to the new coronavirus forces more human interaction online.

U.S. internet well-equipped to handle work from home surge

The U.S. internet won't get overloaded by spikes in traffic from the millions of Americans now working from home to discourage the spread of the new coronavirus, experts say. But connections could stumble for many if too many family members try to videoconference at the same time.

Press freedom group stores censored articles in Minecraft library

A virtual library housing censored articles from around the world has been created within the hugely popular video game Minecraft by press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

Economic heavyweight Boeing hammered by dual crises

Boeing lost $52 billion on the stock market in a week, a rout that underscores the challenges facing the aircraft manufacturer amid setbacks over the 737 MAX and the coronavirus pandemic.

Ferrari suspends production over coronavirus

Italian luxury carmaker Ferrari said Saturday it was suspending production for two weeks at two of its factories, citing "serious difficulties" related to Italy being in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus to deliver fresh hit to staggering media sector

The ailing US news industry is bracing for more turmoil with the coronavirus pandemic expected to deliver an economic shock to the sector—just when people need credible information the most.

Staying safe, and sane, as Silicon Valley locks down for virus

David Tollner gets text messages telling him when meals are placed outside the door of the family guest room, where he was banished after developing a cough.

Coronavirus: Nike closes stores in US and some other countries

Multinational sporting goods seller Nike will close its stores in the US, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand for 11 days starting Monday in response to the coronavirus pandemic, it said in a statement received Sunday by AFP.


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