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Huawei pilots 5G unmanned vehicle at Thai smart hospital

Huawei Technologies along with Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) and Thai state hospital launched an unmanned vehicle using 5G communications to deliver contactless medical supplies. ‘Unmanned Vehicle Pilot Project Driving Thai Healthcare to 5G Era,’ a self-driving car to use 5G technology from Huawei aiming to bring about contactless delivery solution of medical supplies, said a press release. ...

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NASA to name HQ after first black female engineer Mary Jackson

NASA is to name its headquarters in Washington DC after its first black female engineer, Mary Jackson. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said Jackson had helped to break down barriers for African Americans and women in engineering and technology. The story of Mary Jackson was told in the 2016 film Hidden Figures. Born in Hampton, Virginia, she died in 2005. Last ...

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Facebook names Httpool as authorized sales partner in Bangladesh

Facebook has appointed Httpool as the authorized sales partner in Bangladesh. Httpool can now provide support and market expertise to local businesses and agencies, and provide the option for local currency transactions, especially during this particular time where businesses are navigating their way to thrive during and after this coronavirus pandemic, said a press release. As Facebook’s authorized sales partner, ...

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Mobile phone subscribers reach 162.920 million in April: BTRC

The number of mobile subscribers reached 162.920 million at the end of April, according to the data prepared by Bangladesh Telecommunication and Regulatory Commission (BTRC). Of the total subscriber, Grameenphone Limited has 74.361 subscribers, Robi Axita Limited has 48.843, Banglalink Digital Communications Limited has 34.876 and Teletalk Bangaldesh Limited has 4,840 subscribers. Subscriber means the biometric verified subscription who have ...

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Facebook in turmoil over refusal to police Trump’s posts

The clash between Twitter and Donald Trump has thrust rival Facebook into turmoil, with employees rebelling against CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to sanction false or inflammatory posts by the US president. “Mark is wrong, and I will endeavor in the loudest possible way to change his mind,” Ryan Freitas, the design director of Facebook’s News Feed, tweeted Sunday, adding that ...

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SpaceX heading for ISS on historic private crewed flight

A SpaceX rocket carrying two veteran NASA astronauts was headed for the International Space Station on Saturday on the first ever crewed flight by a private company, ushering in a new era in space travel. The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard blasted off flawlessly in a cloud of bright orange flame and smoke ...

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Twitter flags Trump tweet on Minneapolis as ‘glorifying violence’

Twitter on Friday flagged a post by US President Donald Trump on the unrest in Minneapolis as ‘glorifying violence’, saying the tweet violated its rules but would not be removed. The president had tweeted that the military was being sent in to the embattled midwestern city as authorities there struggle to control unrest over the death of an unarmed black ...

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Australia records ‘44tbps internet speed’

Australian researchers from Monash, Swinburne and RMIT universities claim to have logged a data speed of 44.2 terabits per second – the fastest internet data speed so far, reports BBC. With this speed, users can download more than 1,000 HD movies in less than a second. Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, revealed that the normal broadband internet speed in the ...

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Trump says may attend SpaceX manned rocket launch

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he could attend next week’s launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon craft in Florida, the first manned space flight from US soil in nearly a decade. “I’m thinking about going,” he told reporters, joking that he’d like them to board the rocket themselves “and get rid of you for a while.” Two US astronauts ...

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NASA astronauts arrive in Florida week before SpaceX flight

Two NASA astronauts arrived at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, one week before they blast off aboard a SpaceX vessel — the first crewed space flight to leave from US soil in nine years. US astronauts have been flying to the International Space Station (ISS) on Russian Soyuz rockets since the shuttle program ended in 2011 — ...

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