In recent years, a kind of digital money, called "cryptocurrency" has been getting more and more attention. Many people are excited about the way the money works, and believe cryptocurrencies will become even more popular in the future.
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A computer attack has forced one of the largest oil pipelines in the United States to shut down. Colonial Pipeline, which provides 45% of the gasoline and other fuels used by the US East Coast, shut down on Friday following the attack.
Car makers around the world are being forced to make fewer cars because they can't get enough computer parts. Several factories have been closed temporarily as a result. The problem is expected to continue for several months.
To recap 2020, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year. Today we’re looking at stories that show how technology is changing our world.
In today's news roundup, the US government and other governments and companies around the world struggle to understand the damage from a massive computer attack, and Sesame Street creates special Muppets to help Rohingya refugee children.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a sculpture of a whale's tail keeps a train from crashing to the ground, an AI camera system tracks a bald referee instead of the soccer ball, and a doctor in India buys "Aladdin's Lamp".
Scientists at MIT have developed a method of telling whether someone has the coronavirus simply from their cough. The method could be especially useful for detecting people who have the disease, but show no signs of it.
A research project called Mineral has created robots that move around in farm fields, collecting information about how plants are growing. The project aims to use computers to help farmers grow more food in ways that are healthy for the environment.
In today's news roundup, a major US health company is hit by a massive computer attack, a new emir takes over in Kuwait after Sheikh Sabah dies, and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins plans to vote from space.
The computer company Microsoft recently ended an unusual experiment by pulling up a data center that has been serving internet requests from under the sea for the last two years. The company says the experiment was a success.
Criminals are targeting the computer systems of school districts, universities, banks, large businesses, and other groups around the world, locking up their computer files, and refusing to unlock them until they are paid.