SpaceX Competitor OneWeb Is Reportedly Bankrupt

SpaceX Competitor OneWeb Is Reportedly Bankrupt

There’s a new headstone in the satellite internet graveyard today. This one belongs to OneWeb, which, according to a report in the Financial Times, is preparing to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protections and lay off most of its 500 staff. The report states that OneWeb began preparing to file for bankruptcy after it failed…

The Race to Keep Health Care Workers Protected from Covid-19

The Race to Keep Health Care Workers Protected from Covid-19

The prognosis is grim. “We’re all anticipating that the situation is going to get worse,” says Elissa Schechter-Perkins, an emergency room physician at Boston Medical Center. As the coronavirus spreads across the United States, health care workers are reckoning with how to protect themselves while helping Covid-19 patients in increasingly harrowing circumstances. Access to personal…

Silicon Valley Is Saving Us—for Now

Silicon Valley Is Saving Us—for Now

There is a scenario where the coronavirus outbreak becomes a turning point in America’s love-hate relationship with Silicon Valley. After being assailed by politicians of both parties for their socially destructive tools that promote isolation, depression and disinformation, the digital monopolies rush in to save the day and hold society intact. Real superhero stuff: An…