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Earthquake tests new wireless network in far-flung Alaska

Photo: A wireless hotspot device on a police patrol car laptop in Anchorage, Alaska. Anchorage, Jun 13 : The police chief of Alaska’s largest city hurried out of the department’s glass building after the ground began to shake. Phone lines jammed and even police radios were spotty after a major earthquake, but his cellphone was recently equipped with a national ...

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States sue to stop $26.5 billion Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Photo: A woman using a cell phone walks past T-Mobile and Sprint stores in New York. New York, Jun 12 : A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state attorneys general said the promised benefits, such as better ...

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Fast, efficient way to build amino acid chains developed

Chicago, June 10 : Using a streamlined process, researchers at the University of Illinois (UI) now can purify the amino acid precursors and build the polypeptides at the same time. Drawing inspiration from ribozymes, which excel at making amino acid chains quickly while isolating them from the cellular environment, the researchers have developed a system that mimics the ribozyme function, ...

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Facebook stops Huawei from pre-installing apps on phones

Photo: A member of the media tries out new Huawei Honor 20 series of phones following their global launch in London. London, Jun 8 : Facebook said Friday it has stopped letting its apps come pre-installed on smartphones sold by Huawei in order to comply with U.S. restrictions, a move that deals a fresh blow to the Chinese tech giant. ...

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Australia’s 1st all-electric police car hits the road

Australia’s first all-electric police car hit the road in the State of Victoria on Monday, one of the first jurisdictions in the world to take the landmark step. The fully electric Tesla Model X will perform highway patrol operational duties as part of a feasibility study into using more “intelligent vehicles” for policing. “This vehicle is unlike any other Victoria ...

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NASA plans to send equipment to Moon in 2020 and 2021

For the first time since the 1970s, the United States is planning to send equipment to the surface of the Moon in 2020 and 2021, in anticipation of a crewed lunar mission in 2024, NASA said Friday. The US space agency has chosen American firms Astrobotic, Intuitive Machines and Orbit Beyond to send instruments and other scientific equipment to the ...

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Hydrogen-power electric flying vehicle: Long road to liftoff

Photo: This Tuesday, May 28, 2019, photo shows the Skai vehicle, developed by Alaka’i Technologies in Newbury Park, Calif. The transportation company is betting its hydrogen-powered electric flying vehicles will someday serve as taxis, cargo carriers and ambulances of the sky. Los¬†Angeles, June 01 : A transportation company is betting its sleek new hydrogen-powered electric flying vehicles will someday serve ...

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Huawei asks court to deem US security law unconstitutional

Photo: Shoppers visit a Huawei store in Beijing. Chinese tech giant Huawei has filed a motion in U.S. court challenging the constitutionality of a law that limits its sales of telecom equipment. Shenzhen, May 29 : Chinese tech giant Huawei filed a motion in U.S. court Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of a law that limits its sales of telecom equipment, ...

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Chinese man guilty of defrauding Apple out of 1,500 iPhones

Photo: An Apple iPhone XR on display at the Steve Jobs Theater after an event to announce new products, in Cupertino, Calif. Salem, May 23 : Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple, saying they wouldn’t turn on and should be replaced under warranty. He didn’t just submit ...

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India launches earth observation satellite RISAT-2B successfully

New Delhi, May 22 : The Indian space research organisation (ISRO) Wednesday morning successfully launched a radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2B, officials said. The satellite was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, off the Bay of Bengal coast located in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh at 5:30 a.m. local time. The launch of satellite ...

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