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Lexington student wins award for groundwater-monitoring tech

Akhila Ram was inspired to create the invention, which aims to provide real-time data on groundwater levels, when her grandparents faced a major drought in the city where they live in India.

Court rules in favor of Texas law on social media regulation

A federal appeals court Friday ruled in favor of a Texas law targeting major social media companies like Facebook and Twitter in a victory for Republicans who accuse the platforms of censoring conservative speech.

GLOBE SUMMIT

From sports tech to health care, Boston is exporting innovation

At Globe Summit 2022, sports tech CEOs Jason Robins and Will Ahmed spoke about emerging trends, while Harvard and MIT geneticist George Church weighed in on the latest biotech innovations.

Treasury recommends exploring creation of a digital dollar

The Biden administration is moving one step closer to developing a central bank digital currency, known as the digital dollar, saying it would help reinforce the US role as a leader in the world financial system.

Hacker claims to breach Uber, security researcher says

There was no indication that Uber's fleet of vehicles or its operation was in any way affected.

White House announces tech company efforts to combat violent extremism

Major social media services, including YouTube, Twitch, Microsoft, and Facebook parent Meta, announced their new initiatives to limit the spread of hateful rhetoric in coordination with a White House gathering on hate-fueled violence.

Crypto’s long-awaited ‘Merge’ reaches finish line

The upgrade is expected to reduce Ethereum’s energy consumption and set the stage for future improvements that will make the platform easier and cheaper to use.

INNOVATION BEAT

Can this city councilor bring Miami crypto culture to Quincy?

Quincy City Councilor Ian Cain thinks he can build a blockchain-tech ecosystem that will bring jobs and a culture of innovation to his hometown.