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Did telegram impact the world more than the internet?

by David Child The Telegram Service, Launched in the 1830s, Invented by the UK, User calls telephone operator to dictate message, which is then sent by post to recipient The last clarion call of the Titanic, an announcement of the first successful flight and America’s entry into World War One – on more than one occasion the telegram has been ... Read More »

Dubai’s RTA trialling hydrogen-powered taxis

Dubai’s Roads and Transports Authority (RTA) is trialling the region’s first hydrogen-powered electric vehicles, according to the Dubai Media Office. The Toyota Mirai will be put to the test as part of Dubai’s taxi fleet, in collaboration with Al Futtaim Motors, making Dubai Taxi Corporation the first taxi operator in the Middle East to deploy a hydrogen fuel cell electric ... Read More »

UAE to roll out 5G in early next year

The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulation Authority has announced the initiation of IMT2020 technology – commonly known as 5G – which is expected to be deployed across the country from early 2018. According to state news agency WAM, licencees from mobile operators in the UAE will start the deployment of 5G networks in several phases from early in the new year, helping ... Read More »

Derailed US train lacked automatic safety system

Technology that forces trains to adhere to speed limits was being installed on the express that crashed in the US state of Washington on Monday but was not yet operational, investigators say. Three people died when the train derailed at 80mph (130km/h) on a bend with a speed limit of 30mph. Officials say the train’s emergency brakes had been deployed ... Read More »

Sweden’s success in controlling antibiotic resistance

The Swedish strategic programme against antibiotic resistance (Strama) has played a key role in decreasing antibiotic use on all levels in Sweden over the past 20 years. Through a bottom-up multidisciplinary approach and intervention measures that include treatment guidelines, monitoring antibiotic use, antibiotic resistance surveillance, infection control and communication, Strama’s model has proven to be a successful model. Article given ... Read More »

Shahriar for boosting science-minded youths

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, MP, said substantial and sustainable boosting the number of science-minded students and youths can be the vital means of taking the nation forward. He said the young generation should be enriched with science and ICT knowledge to ensure their better contribution in the development process of the country. Read More »

Two astronauts, cosmonaut return from five-month ISS mission

Two astronauts, from the US and Italy, and a Russian cosmonaut on Thursday landed in Kazakhstan after almost five months on the International Space Station, footage from the Russian space agency showed. American Randy Bresnik, Paolo Nespoli of Italy and Sergey Ryazanskiy of Russia landed on the Kazakh steppe at 2.37pm local time (0837 GMT) in a Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft. ... Read More »

Fungi-resistant potato to save farmers Tk. 100 cr. a year

Dhaka, Dec 13 – Each year farmers in Bangladesh grow close to 10 million tonnes of potato, well surpassing the domestic demand of the tuber crop and export the surplus to 20 countries. But to save the prime vegetable from fungal attacks (potato late blight), farmers in Bangladesh have to foot Tk. 100 crore yearly bills on fungicide sprays. Read More »

US Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science

Stockholm, Dec 11 (AP/UNB) — An American researcher who shared this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards’ gala banquet Sunday night. Michael Rosbash, who was honoured for his work on circadian rhythms — commonly called the body clock — expressed concern that U.S. government support such as that received ... Read More »

From an open Internet, back to the Dark Ages

By Jonathan Cook Nazareth: Can anyone still doubt that access to a relatively free and open internet is rapidly coming to an end in the west? In China and other autocratic regimes, leaders have simply bent the internet to their will, censoring content that threatens their rule. But in the “democratic” west, it is being done differently. The state does ... Read More »

Muhith honours IBBL

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith handed over a crest to Taher Ahmed Chowdhury, Deputy Managing Director of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited at the closing ceremony of the Digital World-2017. Read More »