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.
New York City's police department has decided to return a robot dog that it was testing. Though the robot worked well, it upset many people. Some thought it was "creepy". Others worried that it would invade their privacy.
A company called Neuralink has shared a video which appears to show a monkey playing a video game. That's fairly unusual, but what makes the video even stranger is that the monkey is playing the video game with just its mind.
NFTs are an unusual idea sweeping through the world of electronic art, allowing people to prove that they own the art. Now, digital artworks that can prove they are one-of-a-kind are being sold for huge amounts of money.
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.
Scientists at MIT have managed to change ordinary spinach plants into natural sensors which can detect chemicals used in bombs. Using a cheap and small computer system, the spinach can even trigger a warning email.
Australia's parliament is considering a bill that would force the search website Google to pay for showing links to Australian news websites. Google says if the bill isn't changed, the search company will stop working in Australia.
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.
A research lab called DeepMind has created an artificial intelligence program which has largely solved a complicated puzzle that has challenged scientists for 50 years. The success could lead to huge advances in health care.