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Without Russia, science going solo on world’s woes, dreams

Without Russian help, climate scientists worry how they’ll keep up their important work of documenting warming in the Arctic.Europe’s space agency is wrestling with how its planned Mars rover might survive freezing nights on the Red Planet...

Apr 04, 2022
Changing snowfall makes it harder to fight fire with fire

Dripping flaming fuel as they go, a line of workers slowly descends a steep, snow-covered hillside above central Colorado’s South Platte River, torching piles of woody debris that erupt into flames shooting two stories high.It’s winter in the...

Apr 04, 2022
Scientists finally finish decoding entire human genome

Scientists say they have finally assembled the full genetic blueprint for human life, adding the missing pieces to a puzzle nearly completed two decades ago.An international team described the first-ever sequencing of a complete human genome – the...

Apr 04, 2022
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Scientists finally finish decoding entire human genome

Scientists say they have finally assembled the full genetic blueprint for human life, adding the missing pieces to a puzzle nearly completed two decades ago.An international team described the first-ever sequencing of a complete human genome – the set of instructions to build and sustain a human being – in research published Thursday in the...

Apr 04, 2022
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Moon goes blood red this weekend: ‘Eclipse for the Americas’

A total lunar eclipse will grace the night skies this weekend, providing longer than usual thrills for stargazers across North and South America. The celestial action unfolds Sunday night into early Monday morning, with the moon bathed in the reflected red and orange hues of Earth’s sunsets and sunrises for about 1 1/2 hours, one of the...

May 14, 2022
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Virus found in pig heart used in human transplant

Researchers trying to learn what killed the first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig have discovered the organ harbored an animal virus but cannot yet say if it played any role in the man’s death. A Maryland man, 57-year-old David Bennett Sr., died in March, two months after the groundbreaking experimental transplant. University...

May 07, 2022
QSTP-funded startup brings virtual reality to life

Tarantula AI’s ‘KeyCast’ creates immersive 2D to 3D photo and video conversion through machine learning Tribune News Network Doha Augmented and mixed reality technologies are widely reported to be on the brink of mass adoption, and tech startup Tarantula AI are creating solutions to narrow the gap between physical and virtual worlds, transforming the broadcast media industry....

Jun 18, 2022
So long, Internet Explorer. The browser retires today

Internet Explorer is finally headed out to pasture. As of Wednesday, Microsoft will no longer support the once-dominant browser that legions of web surfers loved to hate — and a few still claim to adore. The 27-year-old application now joins BlackBerry phones, dial-up modems and Palm Pilots in the dustbin of tech history. IE’s demise was not a surprise. A year ago, Microsoft said...

Jun 15, 2022
Deadly secret: Electronic warfare shapes Russia-Ukraine war

On Ukraine’s battlefields, the simple act of powering up a cellphone can beckon a rain of deathly skyfall. Artillery radar and remote controls for unmanned aerial vehicles may also invite fiery shrapnel showers. This is electronic warfare, a critical but largely invisible aspect of Russia’s war against Ukraine. Military commanders largely shun discussing it, fearing they’ll...

Jun 04, 2022
Huawei showcases next-gen smart and healthy living products at flagship launch event

Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) featured a variety of Huawei’s cutting edge hardware products at the Flagship Launch Event 2022, including: Huawei Watch GT3 Pro, Huawei P50, Huawei Watch FIT 2, Huawei Watch D, Huawei Band 7 and Huawei Mate Xs 2 that aim to further simplify daily lives of consumers. Along with its hardware products, Huawei also features its world-renowned Health App which...

May 19, 2022
Moon goes blood red this weekend: ‘Eclipse for the Americas’

A total lunar eclipse will grace the night skies this weekend, providing longer than usual thrills for stargazers across North and South America. The celestial action unfolds Sunday night into early Monday morning, with the moon bathed in the reflected red and orange hues of Earth’s sunsets and sunrises for about 1 1/2 hours, one of the longest totalities of the decade. It will be the first...

May 14, 2022
Virus found in pig heart used in human transplant

Researchers trying to learn what killed the first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig have discovered the organ harbored an animal virus but cannot yet say if it played any role in the man’s death. A Maryland man, 57-year-old David Bennett Sr., died in March, two months after the groundbreaking experimental transplant. University of Maryland doctors said Thursday they found an...

May 07, 2022
Ukraine’s scientists continue work as kind of ‘resistance’

Anton Vlaschenko often hears shelling outside his office in Ukraine’s second-largest city of Kharkiv, not far from the front lines of the war. He sometimes even sees smoke rising from Russian tanks hit by missiles. But the 40-year-old zoologist continues his work, dissecting and labeling bat tissue, as he probes the disease ecology of the flying mammals. When news of the war overwhelms him,...

May 07, 2022
Europe saw warmest summer on record in 2021

Scientists say last summer was the hottest summer on record in Europe, with temperatures a full 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than the average for the previous three decades. A report released Friday by the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service found that while spring 2021 was cooler than average, the summer months were marked by “severe and...

Apr 23, 2022
Musk harps on free speech in bid for Twitter, Agrawal says company not 'hostage'

Elon Musk's offer to buy Twitter is stirring debate over the social media giant's nature and trajectory. Twitter revealed on Thursday the Tesla CEO wanted to take over the company for $43 billion. In a regulatory filing, Musk—who hold little over 9 per cent of Twitter's stock—said “I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech...

Apr 16, 2022
SpaceX launches 3 visitors to space station for $55 million each

SpaceX launched three rich businessmen and their astronaut escort to the International Space Station on Friday for more than a week’s stay, as NASA joins Russia in hosting guests at the world’s most expensive tourist destination. It’s SpaceX’s first private charter flight to the orbiting lab after two years of carrying astronauts there for NASA. Arriving at the space...

Apr 09, 2022
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Qatari national team begins local camp

The Qatari national football team on Saturday started its local camp, which will continue until next Wednesday, as part of the preparations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Qatar national team participated in a first training session at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Al Sadd Club. The training will...

Qatar is a regional political and economic hub, says Italy envoy

Ashraf SiddiquiDohaAmbassador of Italy to Qatar HE Allessandro Prunas has praised the way Qatar, within a short period under the leadership of the Amir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has gained prestigious status as a regional political and economic hub.In an exclusive interview with...

Brazil, France and Argentina among favourites to win Qatar 2022

IKOLI VICTORDohaBrazil are the bookmakers’ favourite to win the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022; the longest odds on a Seleçao victory in Qatar were 9/2 on Friday, according to Oddschecker. Obviously, no discussion of the main contenders is complete without mentioning the five-time champions - but, to...

Qatar’s GDP rises 6.3% to QR171.97 bn in Q2

Tribune News NetworkDoha Qatar’s real gross domestic product GDP increased 6.3 percent to QR171.97 billion in the second quarter of 2022 compared to the estimate of QR 161.71 billion in the same quarter of the previous year, The Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) has said. According to the...

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