SpaceX Launches 49 Starlink Satellites
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SpaceX Launches 49 Starlink Satellites

On Tuesday, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Florida witnessed a two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off topped with 49 Starlink satellites. The landing marked the booster's 10th successful landing after previously carrying out six Starlink missions, the GPS III-3 satellite for the U.S. military, the Turksat 5A satellite for Turkey, and the Transporter 2 rideshare mission, which launched 85 small satellites and three Starlink craft. It took 15 minutes for Falcon 9's second stage to deploy the 49 satellites into orbit after launch. As the second stage was out of range of ground stations

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Human Heart Transplanted From A Pig By US Doctors
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Human Heart Transplanted From A Pig By US Doctors

On Monday, for the first time in medical history, doctors transplanted a pig’s heart into a patient. To save patience's life, the last-ditch effort was made at Maryland hospital where he is said to be doing fine after three days of highly experimental surgery. 57-year-old Maryland handyman, David Bennett was aware of the fact that this experiment has no guarantee. However, he agreed as he had no option and he was dying, and ineligible for a human heart transplant. He said that it was a do-or-die situation for him and he wanted to live. On Monday, he was able to breathe on his own whil

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As Doubts Grow Over Local Vaccinations, China Rushes To Develop An mRNA Vaccine For Covid-19
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As Doubts Grow Over Local Vaccinations, China Rushes To Develop An mRNA Vaccine For Covid-19

In the face of an outbreak of the Omicron coronavirus that threatens Beijing's zero-Covid policy, the race for a messenger RNA vaccine has become even more urgent in China. In China, the progress of domestic mRNA vaccine had been low as the nation's pharmaceutical companies initially opted for traditional inactivated virus technology in vaccines. In November, to test mRNA vaccine candidates in a booster trial, Chinese biotech company Suzhou Abogen Biosciences and its partner Walvax Biotechnology received a green signal from the higher authorities. These vaccines provide higher levels of pr

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A Widening Web of Undersea Cables Enable Britain and Norway to Use Each Other’s Energy Resources
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A Widening Web of Undersea Cables Enable Britain and Norway to Use Each Other’s Energy Resources

Britain surely is separating itself from Europe, but it has initiated to connect with Norway through a widening web of undersea cables which will tap the nation’s important power source to the continent fulfilling its aspirations of clean energy. Recently, the longest and the strongest of all the cables has been laid down across the North Sea. The cable stretches 450 miles from a Hydroelectric plant based in the Rugged mountains of Norway to an industrial port in Northeast England called Blyth. There are twin cables, each about 5 inches in diameter. Its massiveness can carry enough power

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Germany embraces the Green Energy Plan of the EU, still against the Nuclear
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Germany embraces the Green Energy Plan of the EU, still against the Nuclear

Last Sunday, Germany gave a nod to the plan of the European Union where they are going to label some of their natural gas energy projects as “green investments.” However, it is stuck on the fact that it would not support the same kind of projects concerning nuclear power in the country. On Friday, Germany shut down three of its six nuclear power stations as it proceeds to completely withdraw from nuclear energy because of its increased risk, especially after the accident caused by the meltdown of the reactor in Japan in 2011. Although nuclear power plants emit the lowest amount of CO2

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Dubai now the first city in the world to go 100% paperless
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Dubai now the first city in the world to go 100% paperless

After becoming the first country in the world to shift to a 4.5-day working week, UAE is back in the news with another unique and impressive decision. Dubai has become the world's first government to turn completely paperless, which will reportedly save 1.3 billion Dirham (USD 350 million) and 14-million-man hours. All transactions in the Government of Dubai are now digital. Sheikh Hamdan said that the achievement of this target marks the beginning of a new stage in Dubai's journey to digitise life in all its aspects - a journey rooted in innovation, creativity, and a focus on the future.

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Google disrupts cybercrime web that has infected over a million devices
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Google disrupts cybercrime web that has infected over a million devices

Google has moved to shut down a network of one million hijacked electronic devices used worldwide to commit online crimes, and also sued Russia-based hackers responsible for the same.   Shane Huntley and Luca Nagy from Google's threat analysis group explained that the operators of Glupteba are likely to attempt to regain control of the botnet using a backup command and control mechanism. The Glupteba botnet, which the tech giant has been tracking since 2020, had been growing  at a rate of thousands of new devices each day. The device is hijacked by tricking users into downlo

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Australia finds new Omicron lineage a traveller from South Africa
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Australia finds new Omicron lineage a traveller from South Africa

Australia’s health authorities said on Wednesday that they have found an Omicron lineage in a person who arrived in Queensland from South Africa. The new lineage found in the traveller has about half the gene variations of the original Omicron variant and cannot be detected with regular screening. The traveller arrived in the country last Saturday and tested positive for Covid 19. Queensland’s acting chief health officer Peter Aitken told reporters that the new lineage has enough characteristics for the authorities to be able to classify it as Omicron, but nothing about its severi

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Finland trying to contain a malware attack spreading rapidly
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Finland trying to contain a malware attack spreading rapidly

Finland has reported text messages of unknown origin that are spreading malware. These messages have malicious links, and Telia Co AB, the country’s second-biggest telecommunications operator, has intercepted hundreds of thousands of these messages. Teemu Makela, chief information security officer at Elisa Oyj, the largest telecoms operator, said that the malware attack is exceptional and very worrying, and quite a big amount of text messages are flying around. Most of the messages claim that the recipient has received a voicemail, asking them to open a link. Upon opening the link, An

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Singapore is building a third national supercomputer for Covid19
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Singapore is building a third national supercomputer for Covid19

Singapore is all set to build its third national supercomputer to expand research in Covid-19 and other healthcare areas. The new supercomputer will train artificial intelligence to predict a patient's future disease condition within hours. The past data of patients with specific diseases can be fed into the supercomputer to train the artificial intelligence. This will help in finding out drug combinations for treating Covid-19, while also predicting Covid in a patient. The National Supercomputing Centre Singapore (NSCC) and National University Health System (NUHS) finalised an agreement o

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