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Tesla Cybertruck: The Future Of Trucking Looks Good

11 Dec 2019 – There was no significant change in the outlook of pickup trucks for almost a century. The world became bored with nearly similar designed trucks decades after decades. Elon Musk, the visionary CEO of Tesla initiated a new era of electronic pickup trucks through unveiling Tesla Cybertruck on 22nd November, 2019. Read More »

Islands of climate innovation

by Mike Eman Oranjestad – To live in a small island state today is to reckon regularly with the cruellest irony of climate change. Islands contribute little to global warming, but they are the first to suffer from its devastating effects and the least equipped to manage them. As carbon dioxide emissions from larger, wealthier industrialized countries continue to warm ... Read More »

Jabbar stresses technological innovation, adaptation

Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar today said there is no alternative to technological innovation and adaptation to expedite the development of the country. “Bangladesh has entered ‘d’ era (digital era) passing through the ‘e’ era (electronic era),” he said while addressing “Seeds for the Future”, a talent hunt programme, organized by the Chinese technology company Huawei in ... Read More »

The 100pc cure for cancer?

Dhaka, Feb 01 – At a time when cancer is spreading at a disturbingly fast pace across the globe, an Israeli biotech company has claimed that they will have the cure for this deadly disease by 2020. Although different types of treatments are available in the market, but nothing promises to cure this deadly disease 100percent. But Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies ... Read More »

Telescopes capture moment of impact during eclipse of moon

Cape Canaveral, Jan 24 (AP/UNB) — Astronomers managed to capture the moment of an impact during this week’s eclipsed moon. Spanish astrophysicist Jose Maria Madiedo of the University of Huelva said Wednesday it appears a rock from a comet slammed into the moon during the total lunar eclipse late Sunday and early Monday. The strike was seen by telescopes in ... Read More »

Nobel prize – befitting honour for two great economists

Shahid Iman It is so fitting that this year’s Nobel Prize in economics is awarded to two great economists who reshaped our understanding of the long-term determinants of economic growth: William Nordhaus of Yale “for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis” and Paul Romer of NYU “for integrating technological innovations into a long-run macroeconomic analysis.” Read More »

Tool for designing a sui generis plant variety protection system

A new tool to assist developing countries in designing a “custom made” plant variety protection suitable for the seed and agricultural systems that prevail in developing countries has been published by an international group of NGOs.   It was presented on the occasion of the Sixth Meeting of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food ... Read More »

GM embryos ‘essential’, says report

By James Gallagher It is “essential” that the genetic modification of human embryos is allowed, says a group of scientists, ethicists and policy experts. A Hinxton Group report says editing the genetic code of early stage embryos is of “tremendous value” to research. It adds although GM babies should not be allowed to be born at the moment, it may ... Read More »

DNA editing could reduce sickle cell symptoms

Ian Randall Editing the DNA of human blood cells has the potential to significantly reduce the impact of hereditary blood diseases such as sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia, according to researchers from Australia and the United States. In their study, published this month (14 May) in Nature Communications, the researchers demonstrate that a benign mutation can be artificially introduced into ... Read More »

Bionic hand allows patient to ‘feel’

Scientists have created a bionic hand which allows the amputee to feel lifelike sensations from their fingers.  A Danish man received the hand, which was connected to nerves in his upper arm, following surgery in Italy. Dennis Aabo, who lost his left hand in a firework accident nearly a decade ago, said the hand was “amazing”.  In laboratory tests he ... Read More »

Deep-sea expedition could reveal how continents form

A deep-sea voyage to drill more than a mile below the ocean floor could solve one of Earth’s long-standing mysteries: how continents form. An oceangoing research vessel, which sets sail in March, will venture to a chain of underwater volcanoes known as the Izu-Bonin arc, which stretches 1,550 miles (2,500 kilometers) from Mount Fuji in Japan to the U.S. territory ... Read More »

New island in the Indian Ocean

By Anup Kaphle When a devastating earthquake struck the remote Awaran district in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province on Tuesday, it killed hundreds of people and left thousands homeless, as the government struggles to rescue those who need help. Read More »

Moving to the rhythm ‘can help language skills’

Moving in time to a steady beat is closely linked to better language skills, a study suggests. People who performed better on rhythmic tests also showed enhanced neural responses to speech sounds. Read More »

Are ideas to cool the planet realistic?

The deliberate large-scale manipulation of the Earth’s environment, called geoengineering, could be one way to cool the Earth or help reduce levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But scientists are aware that these technologies are in very early stages of development and remain untested on a global scale. Read More »

Curiosity rover’s methane result challenges life theory

The Curiosity rover’s failure to detect methane on Mars is a blow to theories that the planet may still host some types of life, say mission scientists. Telescopes and satellites have reported seeing small but significant volumes of the gas, but the six-wheeled robot can pick up no such trace. On Earth, 95% of atmospheric methane is produced by microbial ... Read More »

Valve drops hints about Steam game hardware

Valve will next week reveal more details about the gaming hardware it has been developing. Valve boss Gabe Newell made the announcement during a keynote speech at the LinuxCon 2013 conference. Read More »

NASA looks to Voyager’s future and how it prepares us for deep space

“There’s never been anything like this,” Ed Stone, chief scientist for the Voyager mission, told Computerworld in reference to Voyager 1’s foray into interstellar space. A study published yesterday confirmed that the probe had slipped the bonds of our solar system on August 25, 2012. The probe is the first manmade object to leave the heliosphere, the bubble of solar ... Read More »

Microsoft pulls Apple iPhone parody video

Although Microsoft’s clever jabs at Apple over the past year have managed to win a few fans, a new parody video, posted by the company on Friday, apparently wasn’t having the desired effect and has now been pulled from YouTube. Read More »