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Microsoft loses controversial Pentagon contract
Companies

Microsoft loses controversial Pentagon contract

Amazon had complained that Donald Trump had influenced the race because of his “vendetta” against Jeff Bezos. Now the business is being put out to tender. Microsoft has lost a controversial ten billion dollar order from the US Department of Defense. The Pentagon announced that it would cancel the contract awarded in October 2019 and put it out to tender again. The business that was called “Jedi” (“Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure”) was about cloud computing. The award of the contract was so explosive because it was accompanied by allegations that the former American President Donald Trump had interfered inappropriately.The award for Microsoft was surprising because the online retailer Amazon with its cloud division AWS was the clear favorite. Amazon sued the decision, clai...
Peter Thiel helps with Anthony Levandowski’s pardon
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Peter Thiel helps with Anthony Levandowski’s pardon

The responsible judge spoke of the “greatest crime with trade secrets that I have ever seen” – but a software engineer is now free. NDonald Trump pardoned dozens of other people before leaving the White House. Anthony Levandowski, who was the central figure in a spectacular legal dispute over industrial espionage between the Alphabet Holding over the Internet company Google and the driving service Uber, also appeared surprisingly on the list. Equally remarkable about the pardon was that, according to a message, it was supported by Peter Thiel, among others.The German-born investor and entrepreneur has openly supported Trump in recent years as one of the few representatives of the American technology industry. There have recently been indications that he has distanced himself, but t...
Failure at the highway bridge
Car and traffic

Failure at the highway bridge

If, as in the case of the Salzbachtal Bridge, bridge bearings can burst for no apparent reason, this is cause for serious concern. It is unacceptable that the motorway administration washes its hands in innocence. No sooner has the dust settled on the falling concrete parts of the Salzbachtal Bridge than those responsible at Autobahn GmbH are quite sure of only one point: there can be no question of a failure of the autobahn administration. Beyond that, however, the supposed experts know surprisingly little: Neither how the collapse of the bridge bearings could come about, nor how things should continue now and how long the foreseeable traffic blackout in the west of the Rhine-Main region could last.Knowledge has never been more valuableGet free access to all articles on FAZ.NET for...
Carcinogenic risk reduced by long-term exposure even at the same dose revealed in mouse experiments
Economy

Carcinogenic risk reduced by long-term exposure even at the same dose revealed in mouse experiments

Even if the radiation exposure dose is the same, the smaller the hourly exposure dose, the lower the carcinogenic risk, the research group of the National Institute of Radiological Sciences, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology announced on the 13th. The paper was published in the US medical journal as a result of a mouse experiment irradiated with 500 millisieverts in terms of effective dose.The research group has succeeded in creating a special mouse that can be identified by genetic analysis whether the cause of the brain tumor “medullary blastoma”, which mainly occurs in the cerebellum of children, is exposure or other natural factors. The incidence of medulloblastoma was divided into a group in which the mice were irradiated for a short time so that ...