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This Completely Silent Airplane Achieves Flight With No Moving Parts

Traditional aircraft are powered by loud and mechanical components, with engines and propellers generating the thrust and power necessary to achieve flight. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), however, have developed an...

Google tests multifaceted featured snippets in desktop search results

Earlier this year Google began rolling out multifaceted featured snippets in the mobile search results. Now Google has begun testing showing multifaceted featured snippets in the desktop search results as well.

Bing crawling, indexing and rendering: A step-by-step on how it works

Let’s face it – spiders are intimidating. Yet, when you’re in SEO, understanding how spiders crawl, index and render pages is vital to ensuring a site’s ability to flourish. Last week, Frédéric Dubut, senior program manager at Microsoft, broke down each concept for us at SMX East and explained how to optimize a site for crawl efficiency.

Google details how to set up lazy loading for best SEO results

An example of how lazy loading works, courtesy of Google. Medium uses light placeholder images at page load, but replaces them with full images when the image comes into the viewport.

Verdict is in for CEO involved in forging court order over reputation attack

One year ago, I reported on the sad case of a jewelry company CEO, Michael Arnstein, who was arrested for forging court orders to remove negative content about his company from Google’s search results. His case highlights the lack of protection and justice available for online defamation victims like him. He’s now been sentenced to prison in what is largely a hollow victory. Read on to see how this is yet another nail in the coffin of Section 230 protections enjoyed by major internet companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, and others. Legislators are listening to cases similar to this one, and pressure is building to change the law.