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July 2018 Current Events: Science & Technology News

Updated July 3, 2018 | Infoplease Staff

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the science and technnology news events you need to know so far for July 2018:

  1. Facebook Bug with Blocking
  2. EU Copyright Law Rejected
  3. Twitter Suspends 70 Million Accounts
  4. Flying Car Attempt
  5. Uber to Monitor Drivers in Real Time
  6. Prime Day Crashes Website
  7. Amazon Alexa Responds to Sign Language
  8. New Drug for Recurring Malaria
  9. Thousands Download 3D Gun Designs

Facebook Bug with Blocking

Facebook

On July 2, Facebook announced a temporary bug that affected some users. The bug caused blocked pages to become unblocked. The company has stated that the problem is being fixed and those affected will be notified. (BBC)

Photo Source: 123RF/Lukas Gojda

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EU Copyright Law Rejected

EU Copyright

On July 5, Parliament rejected the controversial copyright law proposed in the EU earlier last month. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Christian Lutz

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Twitter Suspends 70 Million Accounts

Twitter

On July 6, it was announced that Twitter has suspended over 70 million accounts in two months. The accounts were suspended in effort to diminish the amount of misinformation. (Reuters)

Photo Source: 123RF/ ymgerman

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Flying Car Attempt

On July 12, BackFly released a flying car that doesn?t require a pilot?s license to operate. So far, the car can travel for 25 miles and reach up to 62mph. (BBC)

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Uber to Monitor Drivers in Real Time

Uber

On July 13, it was announced that Uber will use a new technology that will monitor when drivers are charged with new crimes in real time. The move comes after a CNN investigation regarding sexual assault by rideshare drivers. (CNN)

Photo Source: 123RF/Jirapong Manustrong

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Prime Day Crashes Website

Prime Day

On July 16, as Prime Day began, many people were struggling to access Amazon?s site. The site crash affected people in different ways, and could potentially damage the company?s biggest sale day. (BBC)

Photo Source: 123RF/jahcottontail

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Amazon Alexa Responds to Sign Language

Amazon Alexa

On July 23, an app created by Abhishek Singh allows Amazon Alexa to respond to sign language. The app uses a camera-based system to identify the gestures. (BBC)

Photo Source: 123RF/seewhatmitchsee

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New Drug for Recurring Malaria

Malaria

On July 23, authorities announced that a new drug to treat malaria has been approved. The drug is specifically designed to fight a recurring form of malaria, which has been a challenging form. (BBC)

Photo Source: 123RF/mycteria

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Thousands Download 3D Gun Designs

3D Gun

On July 27, blueprints for 3D-printed guns were published online four days before they were scheduled to be released. Many states are filing actions that would prevent the public from seeing the designs. (BBC)

Photo Source: Transportation Security Administration via AP

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