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Submarine cables: Russia and China are fighting for control of the Internet routes on the seabed
The internet is the global information highway where all matters gravitate. As more people need this means of communication, more cables are being laid across the ocean floor. This phenomenon appears to be catching the attention of the Beijing and Moscow governments. These cables are the backbone for internet traffic,
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Do you know the legend of the space pen? NASA puts “everything on clean plates” and no erasures
Yes, the space pen or Space Pen, in its original name, exists and this year it even entered the Space Technology Hall of Fame, but some of the stories surrounding it are far from true. Who says so is NASA. The United States Space Agency completes the “myth” about the
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Would you let a Robot lawyer defend you?
Could your next lawyer be a robot? It sounds far-fetched, but the truth is that artificial intelligence (AI) software systems – computer programs that can update and “think” on their own – are being increasingly used in the legal environment. Joshua Browder describes his DoNotPay app as “the world’s first
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Russian humanoid robot makes its way to the International Space Station
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft docked with the International Space Station successfully late on Tuesday evening, after an initial attempt to do so didn’t end up working as planned on Saturday night. This second attempt went off without a hitch, however, and the capsule is now parked at a port on
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This Device Sucks Drinking Water Out of Dry Desert Air, Powered Only by The Sun
When it comes to future challenges, one of the biggest will be water scarcity – on a warming planet we’re going to have plenty of seawater, but not enough fresh, clean water in the right places for everybody to drink. And while a lot of research has focussed on desalination, a team
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Chinese border guards put secret surveillance app on tourists’ phones
Chinese border police are secretly installing surveillance apps on the phones of visitors and downloading personal information as part of the government’s intensive scrutiny of the remote Xinjiang region, the Guardian can reveal. The Chinese government has curbed freedoms in the province for the local Muslim population, installing facial recognition
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BT forced to give greater Openreach access to rivals
Britain’s telecoms regulator is planning to order BT to give rivals greater access to its Openreach infrastructure in a bid to speed up the launch of high-speed fibre cables. The draft rules announced by Ofcom would force Openreach, the physical infrastructure arm of BT, to give rival telecoms companies further access to its network
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