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Canada bans Huawei from participating in country’s 5G wireless…

Canada announced Thursday that it has banned two Chinese firms -- telecom giant Huawei Technologies and ZTE -- from participating in the country's 5G wireless networks. Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino and Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne made the announcement at a joint press conference.…

Only three countries emit over half of global carbon emissions

China, the US and India must take more decisive steps in the face of challenges in reaching net-zero emissions targets as they are responsible for more than half of all global emissions, experts say. The most important commitment of governments to limit global warming to 1.5°C above the pre-industrial level is to reduce global carbon emissions,…

‘Consuming too much data, information causes digital obesity’

Consuming too much data, information, and media may lead to digital obesity, which could bring about negative effects on people’s lives, according to an expert. “Digital obesity is basically about overconsuming (of information), not giving enough rest. It is basically the same as constantly eating, never doing anything else,” said futurist…

SpaceX launches 53 Starlink satellites into space

SpaceX on Saturday launched a total of 53 Starlink satellites into the space from the US state of California. A SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket was launched from the Vandenberg Space Force Base at 3.07 p.m. local time (2207GMT). All the satellites were successfully deployed, SpaceX said on Twitter. "Falcon 9's first stage has landed on the Of…

Astronomers reveal 1st image of black hole at center of Milky Way

Astronomers on Thursday unveiled the first image of the "supermassive black hole" at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. "This result provides overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole and yields valuable clues about the workings of such giants, which are thought to reside at the center of most galaxies," said the scientists…

NASA releases first-ever detailed satellite images of galaxy next to…

NASA released stunning satellite images of a nearby galaxy to the Milky Way on Monday, which have never been seen with such clarity before by the human eye. The latest images (at 7.7 microns) taken by NASA’s newest state-of-the-art James Webb Space Telescope show the enhanced telescopic ability of the most advanced technology compared to the US…

Musk calls Twitter’s Trump ban ‘morally bad,’ says…

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday that he would reverse former President Donald Trump's ban from Twitter, calling the decision "morally bad," as well as "foolish in the extreme." Musk, whose $44 billion bid to acquire the social media company was accepted by Twitter in late April, said he has spoken to company founder Jack Dorsey and they…

Mastercard’s decision to withdraw from Russia crimps revenue in…

Mastercard said Thursday that its decision to suspend its operations in Russia caused a revenue loss in the first quarter of $30 million. "Russia’s invasion of Ukraine marked a somber start to 2022 as war returned to Europe for the first time in decades,” said CEO Michael Miebach in a written statement. The company published its first quarter…

Inflation to remain high in 2022 with rising food, fuel prices:…

Inflation is expected to remain high in most of the world during 2022, due to rising food and fuel prices and supply chain disruptions, Moody's said Monday. The global rating agency said in a report that it anticipates inflation to moderate in the second half of 2023. "We forecast inflation to stay above pre-pandemic rates in 2022, driven by…

Elon Musk may build a new social media platform

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Saturday that he is giving "serious thought" to creating a new social networking platform. Musk was replying to a Twitter user's question whether he would consider creating a social media platform based on an open source algorithm that prioritised free speech and minimised propaganda. Musk,…

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