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Drones vs plastics

The planet is drowning in plastic pollution. Plastic has been found on the world's tallest mountain peak and its deepest ocean trench. It's washed up on the shores of Antarctica and on the beaches of remote, uninhabited islands in the South Pacific

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Iranian Supercomputer Passes Tests: ICT Minister

Iran’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said a homegrown supercomputer has passed the tests and will be unveiled soon, Tasnim news agency reports.  In a post on his Twitter …

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What will Kazakhstan be like by 2025

The government of Kazakhstan recently released its National Development Plan Through 2025, which complements the government’s primary objective of becoming one of the world’s 30 most developed nations by 2050, The Diplomat writes. Overall, the plan is a continuation of Nur-Sultan’s current strategy of economic diversification, which includes heavily investing in technology; increasing exports of manufactured goods; and the development of “new” industries like transport and logistics, aerospace services, engineering, information and communications technology (ICT), and even medical tourism

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Digital future as an alternative to unemployment or migration in Tajikistan

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified development challenges and sharpened the view on opportunities to overcome them. Evidently, policymakers were confronted with the healthcare system’s limitations, and the socio-economic impacts from the crisis directed the focus on social assistance, agriculture and food processing, and the need for accelerating reforms necessary to develop more of a partnership with the private sector, World Bank writes

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China overtakes U.S. as Europe’s main trading partner

China dethroned the U.S. last year to become Europe’s top trading partner for the first time, data from the European statistics office has shown, CNBC informs. European Union exports to China grew by 2.2% last year and imports rose by 5.6%. In comparison, exports to the U.S. dropped by 8.2% and imports fell by 13.2%. The latest figures, released Monday by Eurostat, showed that China now has an even bigger role in how European economies perform

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Decisive year for energy Industry

We’ve known for decades that in order to curb the impact of perpetually rising carbon emissions, we would have to radically disrupt the machinations of global industry and change the way we live, think, and dream. We have to actually buckle down and make behavioral and systematic changes instead of hedging our bets on futuristic technological innovations that will save our butts at the last second, Oil Price writes

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Elon Musk wires monkey's brain to play video games

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said one of his startups has a monkey with wires going into its brain that’s able to play video games. Neuralink put a computer chip into the monkey’s skull and used “tiny …

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Google turning smartphones into earthquake detectors

Google launched an earthquake alert system in California, saying it is working on letting Android-powered smartphones double as tremor detectors. The new "ShakeAlert" system, created in collaboration with the US …

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iPhone 12 release date set for October

Apple has confirmed it’s planning to launch its new iPhones a little later this year. "Last year we started selling new iPhones in late September, this year we expect supply to be available a few weeks later," Apple CFO …

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Iran tests 5G in lab in Tehran

Iran's Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology Sattar Hashemi said that the test conducted in the ICT Research Center in downtown Tehran had reached a speed of 1.5 gigabits per second (Gb/s). "The 5G …

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Apple plans to launch nine new iPhone models in 2020

Apple may release as many as nine new iPhones in 2020, according to leaked plans. Legal documents filed by the California company suggest the firm is gearing up to release its new smartphone, the iPhone 12. The documents, …

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Robots will replace soldiers in combat, says Russia

For Russia, the question of robots taking over the role of soldiers on the battlefield is a matter of when, not if. “Living fighters will gradually begin to be replaced by their robotic ‘brothers’ who can act faster, more …

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