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公開日時: 2020-10-01 00:00:30

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公開日時: 2020-10-01 00:00:00

YouTube launches short video-sharing app
A turning point in the short video market came in 2017, when Musical.ly was acquired by Chinese company ByteDance and merged with TikTok. The new entity went on to become an obsession among the youth worldwide with more than 800 million users. In the last few months, however, Tiktok has been facing the heat in many countries, leading to its ban in some countries and impending action in the US. That has created a void as far as users are concerned....

公開日時: 2020-09-30 00:00:00

Is there life on Venus?
Possibility of life on other planets in our solar system has been a subject for prolonged discussions. While Mars is widely acknowledged by theorists and scientists alike as the planet with the highest chances of life, a recent study indicates that Venus, the Earth’s other neighbor, has signs of life too....

公開日時: 2020-09-29 00:00:00

The billionaire who is happy to be broke
Many people aspire to be business tycoons with the ability to afford anything in the world. But a billionaire giving away his wealth and willing to lead a frugal lifestyle is an atypical occurrence. That distinction goes to Chuck Feeney, who made a fortune from airport retail chain Duty Free Shoppers, which he cofounded in 1960. Over the last four decades, he has traded his riches for the life of a monk in his twilight years....

公開日時: 2020-09-26 00:00:00

Loftie, an alarm clock to keep you away from your smartphone at night
The smartphone has become an inseparable part of our lives, so much so that many of us go to sleep with the smartphone besides us, using it as an alarm clock to wake us up on time. The outcome of that practice is often a disturbed sleep cycle because there is always an impulse to check messages and emails in the middle of the night....

公開日時: 2020-09-25 00:00:00

Stealing sand can cost up to $3,550
Tourists to exotic locales often buy mementos to keep the memories of their visit alive. However, arguably the mostly unlikely object that some tourists pick as a souvenir must be sand from the beaches of Sardinia, an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea....

公開日時: 2020-09-24 00:00:00

Vinyl records sell more than CDs in the US market
In the last decade, modes of music consumption have rapidly changed according to changing times and demands. Over the years, music has evolved from the bulky devices such as vinyl records and cassettes to extremely compact ones such as CDs and memory sticks. However, music seems to have gone a full circle with vinyl records making a strong comeback....

公開日時: 2020-09-19 00:00:00

Sailing ship that can carry 7000 vehicles across the Atlantic!
For many years, the seas have been ruled by powerful ships boasting of the latest in machine technology. Giant freighters ferry tons of goods, facilitating international trade. But who would have thought that there is still room for a sailing ship to exploit the winds and cross the Atlantic? A consortium of Swedish companies certainly did. In just a few years’ time, they are going to fructify their dream of launching a giant sailing ship that can carry thousands of cars on board. When that happens, it is going to be a ringing victory for sustainable shipping and a giant step toward lower GHG emissions....

公開日時: 2020-09-18 00:00:00

Line blurs between cinema and video game
One normally associates cinema production with a large crew, a big budget, and several months (if not years) spent in the making. Many movies attract audiences because of their stunning scenery and cinematography. Sony has brought all these production characteristics and values to its new video game The Last of Us Part II, dubbed by fans as TLOU2....

公開日時: 2020-09-17 00:00:00

Seaweed can change our lifestyle
As BBC reports, seaweed, a form of algae, could be a gamechanger in our lives and potentially become the food and fuel of the future. It could even replace the environmentally dangerous plastic....

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公開日時: 2020-09-16 00:00:00

Few ingredients in the fridge? Plant Jammer can help!
Sometimes, we find to our surprise that there isn’t enough in the fridge to cook a meal. If you are ever caught in that situation, AI can come to the rescue in the form of Plant Jammer, your very own algorithm-driven cooking assistant....

公開日時: 2020-09-15 00:00:00

Employees turn models for fashion brands
In 2018, a well-known lifestyle magazine carried a report on a new trend in fashion and beauty ads. It highlighted several retailers who turned to their own employees as a new talent pool to cast their ads. The companies, which included mass-market brands like ModCloth, Macy’s, and J.Crew, felt that the move brought greater authenticity to the images used to sell clothing and makeup. Now in the 2020s, that trend is witnessing a revival of sorts amidst the coronavirus outbreak. The difference, however, is that the trend is no longer limited to mass-market brands, but has pervaded luxury labels as well....

公開日時: 2020-09-12 00:00:00

Wind turbines that can survive the worst typhoons
An impending typhoon is often a source of anxiety for people in the eye of the storm. What is going to be the physical damage? Will my locality be plunged into darkness due to power disruption? But as Tokyo-based startup Challenergy believes, a gusty storm can also be a unique opportunity to harness the power of the wind and convert it to electric energy....

公開日時: 2020-09-11 00:00:00

Smartphones on trees help contract drivers get orders
The sharp drop in business in the past few months has led to cutthroat competition in the gig economy. An indication of this situation is being seen at Amazon’s delivery centers and Whole Foods stores. Many drivers are queuing up to get a first shot at deliveries, and among them are drivers for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft, who are idle and looking for alternative work. To get an edge over others, some drivers have employed an ingenious method to gain crucial seconds in the allotment process of delivery orders....

公開日時: 2020-09-10 00:00:00

Massive oil spill off Mauritius
On July 25, Japanese freighter MV Wakashio, owned by Nagashiki Shipping Company, struck the reef at Pointe d'Esny, just off the coastal village of Mahebourg in Mauritius. Oil from the ship spilled over the pristine, turquoise-blue waters, turning it into an ugly black and brown color. Protestors in Port Louis have demanded a full investigation into the oil spill. The ship’s captain has been arrested....

公開日時: 2020-09-09 00:00:00

Plastic waste gets a second life
Humans use plastic at a disquieting rate. According to estimates, the world produces around 359 million tons of plastic each year, and only a small percentage of that is recycled. The issue of accumulated heaps of plastic stems from the way our economy grows, namely the constant production of goods, consumption, and disposal of plastic items. However, plastic is a strong, lightweight, durable, and malleable material, which makes it suitable for reuse as construction materials....

公開日時: 2020-09-08 00:00:00

International bid to cripple Tesla’s Gigafactory
Late last month, the Department of Justice broke the news that an unnamed company was targeted by a malicious cyberattack, which threatened to inject malware in critical processes. It has now transpired that the targeted company was none other than Tesla. It has also been revealed that the attack was thwarted by a diligent employee who refused to be enticed by a bribe offer of $1 million....

公開日時: 2020-09-05 00:00:00

The new Amazon Fresh store has ‘Dash Carts’
Couple of years ago, Amazon opened Amazon Go, a high-tech, partially automated chain of convenience stores. The main talking point about the Go stores is its proprietary "Just Walk Out" technology, which allows customers to purchase products and walk out of the store, without either being checked out by a cashier or a self-checkout station. Last week, Amazon took another big step in the retail market by launching the first Amazon Fresh store in Los Angeles. Several more will open soon in other cities, including Irvine and Northridge in California and Naperville in Chicago....

公開日時: 2020-09-04 00:00:00

Walking microrobots in a hypodermic needle
Scientists at Cornell University in New York have created an army of one million microscopic robots. Each robot measures less than 0.1 mm, which is roughly the breadth of a human hair....

公開日時: 2020-09-03 00:00:00

Cow's milk without the cow!
Startups are the building blocks of innovation. This has been proven by a small organization in Singapore called TurtleTree Lab. It has successfully developed a system that can produce milk directly from animal cells, with no animal needed. This could have positive implications for the environment, land resources, as well as global food security....