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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
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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
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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...

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 longest totalities of the decade. It will be the first...

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 of Maryland doctors said Thursday they found an...

May 07, 2022
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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
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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
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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
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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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Qatar 2022 group Stage best ever, says FIFA chief

QNADohaFIFA President Gianni Infantino has described the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 as the ‘best ever,’ following dramatic matches across all eight groups, record-breaking attendances and television audience figures across the world, and the FIFA Fan Festival in Doha proving hugely popular with...

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Empower 2022 Youth Conference kicks off on sidelines of WC 2022

Tribune News NetworkDohaEducation Above All (EAA) Foundation’s Empower Youth Conference kicked off on Wednesday in the heart of the World Cup celebrations at the FIFA Fan Festival with inspiring stories about the role of football off the pitch from top athletes.The theme for this year’s renowned...

TOPSHOT - Portugal's forward #07 Cristiano Ronaldo and teammates celebrate after Portugal's forward #26 Goncalo Ramos scores his team's first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match between Portugal and Switzerland at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on December 6, 2022. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP)
CR7 hails Portugal’s ‘historic’ win

Vinay NayuduDohaSoon after a tumultuous night, Cristiano Ronaldo hailed Portugal's win over a hapless Switzerland at the Lusail Stadium as "historic" – in a match in which he was dropped by head coach Fernando Santos.Ronaldo did come off the bench and had a goal rightly ruled offside, before...

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QCB’s foreign currency reserves surge 6.82% to QR224 billion in Nov

QNADoha The foreign currency reserves and liquidity of the Qatar Central Bank (QCB) increased by 6.82 percent to reach QR223.985 billion in November compared to QR209.675 billion in November 2021.The figures issued by the QCB on Wednesday showed that QCB’s official reserves increased by the end of...

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