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FACE­BOOK IS HIR­ING

Face­book is tak­ing on an ex­tra 3,000 mod­er­a­tors to mon­i­tor video con­tent. The move comes af­ter sev­eral high-pro­file in­ci­dents in which mur­ders, sui­cides and sex­ual as­saults were live- streamed us­ing the Face­book Live ser­vice.

LARGING IT

A team at MIT has cre­ated the world’s big­gest 3D-printed struc­ture (above). The 15.25m x 3.66m igloo-like dome was con­structed from quickdry­ing foam in just 13 hours by a large, hy­drauli­cally mounted 3D-print­ing ro­bot dubbed, imag­i­na­tively, the Dig­i­tal Con­struc­tion Plat­form.

FASTEST CAM­ERA

Re­searchers at Lund Univer­sity in Swe­den have de­vel­oped a cam­era that can shoot an in­cred­i­ble five tril­lion im­ages per sec­ond. The cam­era, which uses lasers rather than nat­u­ral light, is de­signed for cap­tur­ing chem­i­cal re­ac­tions on film.

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