China's Most Popular EV is No Longer a Tesla Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:28:00 GMT A new EV made by General Motors and Chinese manufacturers underlines the virtues of Lilliputian size Match ID: 1 Score: 98.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 3 days qualifiers: 34.29 japan, 34.29 china, 30.00 india
15 Graphs You Need to See to Understand AI in 2021 Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:50:00 GMT The 2021 AI Index provides insight into jobs, publications, diversity, and more Match ID: 2 Score: 95.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 2 days qualifiers: 40.00 china, 35.00 india, 20.00 singapore
Joe Biden and Japan’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, have presented a united front to counter an increasingly assertive China. The two leaders made statements at the US president’s first face-to-face White House summit since taking office. Biden said ‘we committed to working together to take on the challenges from China and on issues like the East China Sea’
Generation of super-resolved optical needle and multifocal array using graphene oxide metalenses Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT (Compuscript Ltd) Generation of super-resolved optical needle and multifocal array using graphene oxide metalensesIn a new publication from Opto-Electronic Advances; DOI https://doi.org/10.29026/oea.2021.200031, Researchers led by Professor Baohua Jia at Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria, Australia, Professor Cheng-Wei Qiu at National University of Singapore, Singapore and Professor Tian Lan at Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China considered the generation of super-resolved optical needle and multifocal array using graphene oxide metalenses. Match ID: 6 Score: 60.00 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 2 days qualifiers: 40.00 china, 20.00 singapore
Australia is in no hurry to open up its international borders, prime minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday. The country has managed to return to something close to normality in recent months.
Australia closed its borders to everyone except citizens and residents in March 2020, and has been allowing just a small number of international arrivals in recent months - mainly citizens returning from abroad. This measure, alongside swift lockdowns, successful contact tracing, and high rates of compliance with public health measures, has been credited with making Australia’s response to the pandemic highly successful.
The Labour Party has called for a thorough investigation into lobbying in the UK government, amid a series of high profile lobbying scandals linked to coronavirus contracts in recent months.
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China and US pledge climate change commitment Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:16:01 GMT The US and China announced actions to tackle climate change following meetings in Shanghai last week. Match ID: 8 Score: 40.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days qualifiers: 40.00 china
The US president has chosen to stand up to Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping with steady diplomacy
In one respect, the punitive measures imposed on Russia last week by the Biden administration are an attempt to clean up the mess left by Donald Trump. On issue after issue, such as Russian meddling in the 2016 and 2020 elections and cyber-attacks and hacks of US government agencies and businesses, the former president failed to take prompt retaliatory action or any action at all.
Trump cast doubt on Russia’s responsibility for these and other hostile acts, contradicting the findings of America’s intelligence agencies. He routinely declined to criticise Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, for his support for Syria’s murderous regime, the 2018 Salisbury poisonings and the persecution of the opposition activist Alexei Navalny.
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The head of the Olympic movement will visit Japan in May as the nation struggles to contain a surge in Covid-19 cases before the start of the Games, with Pfizer agreeing to supply extra vaccine doses to the country.
Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, will attend a torch relay ceremony in the western city of Hiroshima on 17 May and meet prime minister Yoshihide Suga the next day, Kyodo News agency said on Saturday, citing sources close to the matter.
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World’s biggest polluters release joint commitment to climate action following John Kerry visit to Shanghai
The US and China have “committed to cooperating” on the pressing issue of climate change, the two sides said in a joint statement on Saturday, following a visit to Shanghai by US climate envoy John Kerry.
“The United States and China are committed to cooperating with each other and with other countries to tackle the climate crisis, which must be addressed with the seriousness and urgency that it demands,” said the statement from Kerry and China’s special envoy for climate change, Xie Zhenhua.
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Inside the chemist made entirely out of felt Sat, 17 Apr 2021 23:02:08 GMT After wowing art lovers in the US and China, Lucy Sparrow's latest felt fantasy is her first UK show in five years. Match ID: 13 Score: 40.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days qualifiers: 40.00 china
Tesla could be in for a shock as far-eastern rivals use cheap money to gain traction among affluent western car buyers
Tesla boss Elon Musk is not known for admiring his competition, but when Chinese manufacturer Nio made its 100,000th electric car last week, he offered his congratulations.
It was a mark of respect from a chief executive who had been through “manufacturing hell” with his own company. Yet it is also a sign of the growing influence of China’s electric carmakers. They are hoping to stake out a spot among the heavyweights of the new industry and bring a significant new challenge to Tesla – and to the rest of the automotive industry as it scrambles to catch up.
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This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:00:22 +0000 Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android […] Match ID: 15 Score: 40.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days qualifiers: 40.00 china
Business continuity planning is a necessity for your fund and portfolio Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:18:26 +0000 A business continuity plan does not have to be complicated or long, but it needs to tell you or your senior team how to keep big things moving forward and what's needed to get things done. Match ID: 18 Score: 40.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day qualifiers: 40.00 china
Why Has China Targeted Minorities in Xinjiang? Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:00:00 +0000 The staff writer Raffi Khatchadourian explains how Xi Jinping’s government used an obsession with “stability” to justify a genocide against ethnic Uyghurs and Kazhaks. Match ID: 19 Score: 40.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 1 day qualifiers: 40.00 china
China dominates supply of the elusive metals, which are vital to modern technology, but finding new sources is becoming a global priority
There are an estimated 1.4bn cars on the world’s roads today. Around 78m new cars are sold every year. To head off the worst effects of climate change, every single one will need to go electric eventually.
Whether it rolls off a production line in Fremont, California, or comes together in a vast megafactory in Qinghai, China, a colossal amount of human effort must go into building the components and obtaining their base minerals. In each car, for instance, there is roughly a kilogram of magnet providing the motion needed to fire engines and electrify windows. Roughly 30% of this material is made up of rare earth material known as neodymium and praseodymium (NdPr).
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The Painted-Steel Whimsy of Yayoi Kusama Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000 Works by the nonagenarian Japanese artist grace the grounds and interiors of the New York Botanical Garden through Oct. 31. Match ID: 23 Score: 40.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 1 day qualifiers: 40.00 japan
Bairstow knock not enough for Sunrisers Hyderabad Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:15:51 GMT Mumbai Indians eke out a 13-run Indian Premier League win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, who lose their way after Jonny Bairstow's sparkling 43. Match ID: 30 Score: 35.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days qualifiers: 35.00 india
What does it take to create a startup ecosystem? Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:00:58 +0000 Say it louder for the people in the back: As tech grows bigger by the minute and venture capital adds dollar signs by the day, a startup hub’s success is not an either/or situation. The next Silicon Valley is a tired narrative, when in reality startups look, innovate and create differently all over the world. […] Match ID: 31 Score: 35.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days qualifiers: 35.00 india
Four were members of Indianapolis’ Sikh community – a grandmother, a mother, an aunt, a father who was picking up his first paycheck
A gunman killed eight people Thursday night at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The eight victims who died were identified by police as Matthew R Alexander, 32; Samaria Blackwell, 19; Amarjeet Johal, 66; Jaswinder Kaur, 64; Jaswinder Singh, 68; Amarjit Sekhon, 48; Karli Smith, 19; and John Weisert, 74.
Four were members of Indianapolis’ Sikh community, dealing another blow to the Asian American community, as their deaths come one month after six people of Asian descent were killed in an Atlanta-area shooting spree, and amid continuing attacks and harassment against Asian Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic. Police chief Randal Taylor said that a “significant” number of employees at that FedEx facility are members of the Sikh community. It remains unclear whether Sikhs were targeted, authorities reportedly said.
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Allegations made against workers at Mitie, a company contracted by the Home Office to deport people from UK
Home Office contractors who deport people from the UK have used the racist term “cotton pickers” to describe their black colleagues, a court has heard.
The Home Office uses the contractor Mitie to deport people to destinations including Jamaica, Pakistan, India, Nigeria and Ghana along with European countries and other locations. The escorts are only allowed to do this work if they have received accreditation from the Home Office.
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The global death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 rose above 3 million on Saturday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, as the case tally climbed above 140 million. The U.S. leads the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 31.6 million cases and 566,238 deaths. The U.S. added at least 78,932 new cases and 940 new deaths on Friday, according to a New York Times tracker. The U.S. has averaged 70,117 cases a day in the past week, up 8% from the average two weeks ago.
Outside of the U.S., India has replaced Brazil as the country with the second highest number of cases at 14.5 million, and is fourth globally by deaths at 175,649. Brazil is third by cases at 13.8 million and second with a death toll of 368,749. Mexico is third by deaths at 211,693 and 14th highest by cases at 2.3 million. The U.K. has 4.4 million cases and 127,472 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.
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The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose above 139 million on Friday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, as the death toll climbed above 2.98 million. The U.S. leads the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 31.5 million cases, or about 23% of the global total, while the 565,289 death toll makes up about 19% of the global toll. The U.S. added at least 74,312 new cases and 909 new deaths on Thursday, according to a New York Times tracker. The U.S. has averaged 70,514 cases a day in the past week, up 8% from the average two weeks ago. Pfizer Inc. Chief Executive Albert Bourla said it is likely that people who receive Covid-19 vaccines will need booster shots within a year afterward, and then annual vaccinations, to maintain protection against the virus as it evolves, the Wall Street Journal reported. "The variants will play a key role. It is extremely important to suppress the pool of people that can be susceptible to the virus," Bourla said during a virtual event hosted by CVS Health Corp. that aired Thursday but was recorded April 1.
Outside of the U.S., India has replaced Brazil as the country with the second highest number of cases at 14.3 million, and is fourth globally by deaths at 174,308. Brazil is third by cases at 13.7 million and second with a death toll of 365,444. Mexico is third by deaths at 211,213 and 14th highest by cases at 2.3 million. The U.K. has 4.4 million cases and 127,438 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.
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At least eight people have been shot and killed at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. The suspected gunman killed himself, police have said. Multiple other people were injured and taken to local hospitals, a police spokesperson, Genae Cook, said at an early morning news conference on Friday
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The FBI Takes a Drastic Step to Fight China’s Hacking Spree Wed, 14 Apr 2021 21:41:11 +0000 The agency's approach to protecting vulnerable victims of the recent Hafnium attack manages to be at once controversial and refreshingly restrained. Match ID: 42 Score: 34.29 source: www.wired.com age: 3 days qualifiers: 34.29 china
In January, we learned about a Chinese espionage campaign that exploited four zero-days in Microsoft Exchange. One of the characteristics of the campaign, in the later days when the Chinese probably realized that the vulnerabilities would soon be fixed, was to install a web shell in compromised networks that would give them subsequent remote access. Even if the vulnerabilities were patched, the shell would remain until the network operators removed it.
Now, months later, many of those shells are still in place. And they’re being used by criminal hackers as well...
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US envoy John Kerry woos China over climate Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:41:35 GMT US envoy John Kerry will hold talks in Shanghai ahead of a climate summit hosted by President Biden. Match ID: 45 Score: 28.57 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 4 days qualifiers: 28.57 china
A new drought monitoring approach: Vector Projection Analysis (VPA) Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has proposed a satellite-aided drought monitoring method that can adequately represent the complex drought conditions into a single integrated drought index. Match ID: 46 Score: 25.71 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 3 days qualifiers: 25.71 south korea
ITER Celebrates Milestone, Still at Least a Decade Away From Fusing Atoms Mon, 24 Aug 2020 15:00:00 GMT Machine assembly has commenced, but this gigantic nuclear fusion experiment costing tens of billions of dollars is nowhere near starting up Match ID: 49 Score: 20.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 236 days qualifiers: 5.71 japan, 5.71 china, 5.00 india, 4.29 south korea
Rwanda study raises fears erosion of efficacy may have begun, with children at greatest risk
Resistance to malaria drugs in Africa may be starting to take hold, according to a study that maps changes similar to those seen a decade ago when drug resistance spread in south-east Asia.
In Cambodia and neighbouring countries, the artemisinin drug compounds widely used against malaria are no longer always effective. The falciparum malaria parasites have developed genetic mutations that allow them to evade the drugs. There has been great concern that drug resistance could spread to Africa, which has the highest burden of cases of this type of malaria – and the highest toll of child deaths from it.
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Ex-CNN reporter and founder of the news site Rappler on life under the relentless social media assault of the Duterte regime
As terrible as the events were that played out on Capitol Hill on 6 January, Maria Ressa admits to feeling “a small amount of relief” about them. An ex-CNN bureau chief, and now the founder of her own news organisation, Rappler, she had spent the past two years sounding a warning about what she’d seen happen in her native country, the Philippines.
There, a Facebook-fuelled tsunami of lies had assisted an authoritarian into power. And she had seen where that had led: to opponents of the state being killed in their homes or turning up dead in ditches. As a Filipino American with a foot in both countries – she calls herself “the first of the CNN hybrids” – she was perfectly positioned to warn America about what happens when a populist president is allowed to spread out-of-control lies across a vast, unregulated tech platform. “A lie told a million times becomes a fact,” she repeated again and again.
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The Vital Wisdom of Wesley Brown’s “Tragic Magic” Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:02:00 +0000 The 1978 novel, championed by Toni Morrison, is a vibrant riff on Blackness, manhood, and jazz. Match ID: 54 Score: 15.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 2 days qualifiers: 15.00 vietnam
10 Exciting Engineering Milestones to Look for in 2021 Thu, 07 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT Expect advances in Mars missions, wearable brain scanners, and quantum communications Match ID: 56 Score: 15.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 100 days qualifiers: 5.71 china, 5.00 india, 4.29 south korea
A Theory of (Almost) Everything Thu, 08 Apr 2021 18:30:00 GMT A new book analyzes the seven grand transitions that have formed the modern world Match ID: 58 Score: 11.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days qualifiers: 5.71 japan, 5.71 china
Spotting Mystery Methane Leaks From Space Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:00:00 GMT A fleet of microsatellites will identify emitters of the gas, which is responsible for a quarter of global warming Match ID: 59 Score: 11.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 172 days qualifiers: 5.71 japan, 5.71 china
Japan on Track to Introduce Flying Taxi Services in 2023 Fri, 04 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT SkyDrive’s success in conducting a piloted eVTOL test indicates short-hop flights are close to commercial reality Match ID: 60 Score: 11.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 225 days qualifiers: 5.71 japan, 5.71 china
China to Launch Space Mining Bot Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT Chinese company sets out first steps towards extracting space resources Match ID: 63 Score: 10.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 213 days qualifiers: 5.71 china, 5.00 india
Spacety Has Big Plans for Small Satellites Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT Spacety was one of China’s first private space companies and has so far been involved in 10 space launches Match ID: 65 Score: 10.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 423 days qualifiers: 5.71 china, 5.00 india
Employees were demanding unpaid wages and a pay rise at a Chinese-backed power plant, officials and police said
At least five people were killed and dozens injured in Bangladesh after police opened fire on a crowd of workers protesting to demand unpaid wages and a pay rise at a Chinese-backed power plant, officials and police said.
Police opened fire after about 2,000 of the protesters began hurling bricks and stones at officers at the construction site of the coal-fired plant in the south-eastern city of Chittagong, local police official Azizul Islam told Reuters.
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Video Friday: Robotic Eyeball Camera Fri, 09 Apr 2021 14:56:00 GMT Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Match ID: 67 Score: 8.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 8 days qualifiers: 5.71 china, 2.86 taiwan
His Blue LEDs Changed How We Light Our World Thu, 08 Apr 2021 19:22:00 GMT Nearly 30 years ago, Isamu Akasaki dazzled journalists with a bright pen light Match ID: 72 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days qualifiers: 5.71 japan
The cost of speaking up against China Tue, 30 Mar 2021 23:08:52 GMT Uyghurs abroad describe a pattern of harassment and intimidation they say is designed to silence them. Match ID: 73 Score: 5.71 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 18 days qualifiers: 5.71 china
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has started training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA. Set to launch for her second mission in spring 2022, Samantha is already getting reacquainted with International Space Station systems in a series of refresher courses.
Samantha was last on the International Space Station in 2014 for her Futura mission. She spent 200 days in space, conducting European and international scientific experiments and Space Station operations.
In the coming months, her schedule will intensify as she trains for the specific experiments and tasks she will perform in space during her second mission.
As a collaborative, international effort between the United States, Europe, Canada, Russia and Japan, Space Station training takes place across the globe. Samantha will be training between Johnson Space Center in the USA, the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Russia and the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany.
Samantha and her fellow Class of 2009 astronauts will soon welcome new colleagues. For the first time in over a decade, the European Space Agency is seeking new astronauts and applications are open from 31 March to 28 May 2021. A six-stage selection process will start thereafter. This is expected to be completed in October 2022.
Ready to make #YourWayToSpace? Check out the dedicated website with all the information relating to ESA’s 2021–22 astronaut selection.
Most importantly, get ready to apply. Perhaps you will find yourself where Samantha is today.
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Here's What You Need to Know About China's Mars Rover Mon, 29 Mar 2021 11:00:00 GMT Tianwen-1 is expected to attempt a difficult Martian landing in May; if it survives, expect to hear much more Match ID: 75 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 19 days qualifiers: 5.71 china
Russia’s Failure to Throttle Twitter Isn’t a Sign of Weakness Wed, 17 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000 Widely cast as an indication of frailty, the Kremlin’s bungled crackdown shows the lengths it will go to to control the Russian internet. Match ID: 76 Score: 5.71 source: www.wired.com age: 31 days qualifiers: 5.71 china
Don't Believe the Hype About Hypersonic Missiles Fri, 05 Feb 2021 13:00:00 GMT Hypersonic tech represents merely evolutionary change that isn't worth the price Match ID: 77 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 71 days qualifiers: 5.71 china
China Launches Beidou, Its Own Version of GPS Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:00:00 GMT China places the final Beidou navigation system satellite into orbit Match ID: 81 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 248 days qualifiers: 5.71 china
Plasma Jets May One Day Propel Aircraft Fri, 15 May 2020 14:29:00 GMT Plasma thrusters could help jet planes fly without fossil fuels Match ID: 83 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 337 days qualifiers: 5.71 china
Here’s Where and How We Think China Will Land on Mars Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:13:00 GMT China’s 2020 HX-1 Mars mission will draw on previous lunar explorations and human spaceflights Match ID: 84 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 388 days qualifiers: 5.71 china