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Scientists find secret to 'uncrushable' bug's strength

Paris - Looking like it was forged in apocalyptic fires, the diabolical ironclad beetle has a formidable reputation for being able to withstand being stabbed or run over by a car.

Pakistan lifts TikTok ban after pledge on 'indecent' content

Islamabad - Pakistan said Monday it would lift a recent ban on the video-sharing app TikTok after assurances that "immoral" content would be blocked.

Cyber warriors sound warning on working from home

Tallinn - Cyber warriors on NATO's eastern edge are warning that the growing number of people working from home globally due to the pandemic is increasing vulnerability to cyber attacks.

No bull: India claims cow dung chip protects against radiation

New Delhi - An Indian government unit established to develop soaps and medicinal products from cow dung has branched out with a "chip" it claims can protect people from cellphone radiation.

Pakistan bans TikTok over 'immoral content'

Islamabad - Pakistan on Friday banned the wildly popular video sharing app TikTok, as authorities press their clampdown on "immoral" content.

Biogas made from biosolids produces sustainable hydrogen

Research continues into alternative and sustainable environmental technologies. Emerging processes include generating hydrogen from biogases; the development of methods to convert carbon dioxide into fuel; and molecular photoswitches.

Op-Ed: Should workplaces start to fear or continue to embrace automation

A recurrent concern is whether automation will lead to job losses. The answer to this is a mix of “yes and no”. While automation will replace some job roles, it could also lead to job creation. What might these new forms of work look like?

Belarus's neighbours open doors to tech talent

Warsaw - With Belarus in upheaval, its neighbours are eyeing its tech sector in the hope of attracting the talent behind global successes such as calling app Viber and the game World of Tanks.

I can see loo: Tokyo park gets transparent toilets

Apo - Spacious, clean, and almost completely see-through, an unusual new public toilet block has been built in a Tokyo park -- but thankfully, the walls turn opaque when you lock the door.

TikTok owner says will abide by new Chinese export rules

Bejing - The owner of popular video app TikTok said Sunday it will "strictly abide" by China's new export rules, which could potentially complicate a sale of the business as demanded by US President Donald Trump.

Auschwitz museum calls TikTok Holocaust videos 'hurtful'

Warsaw - The Auschwitz museum on Wednesday called a new trend for users of video-sharing platform TikTok to role-play Holocaust victims "hurtful and offensive," but added that it did not want to shame young people involved.

Beyond batteries: Scientists build methanol-powered beetle bot

Washington - Scientists have long envisioned building tiny robots capable of navigating environments that are inaccessible or too dangerous for humans -- but finding ways to keep them powered and moving has been impossible to achieve.

US, Slovenia to 'exclude untrusted vendors' from 5G

Bled - The US and Slovenia signed a declaration Thursday to "exclude untrusted vendors" from 5G networks as the Trump administration continues its campaign to persuade allies to shun Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.

US wants to eliminate Chinese apps from US app stores

Washington - The US is expanding its China-targeted Clean Network program to include Chinese-made cellphone apps and cloud computing services that it claims are security risks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday.

Richard Branson space-bound in early 2021 says Virgin Galactic

Washington - Richard Branson could shoot into space on his Virgin Galactic aircraft as its first passenger early next year, the company said, potentially blazing a path for commercial flights.

Huawei overtakes Samsung as top smartphone seller: industry tracker

Bejing - China's Huawei has overtaken Samsung to become the number-one smartphone seller worldwide in the second quarter on the back of strong domestic demand, industry tracker Canalys said Thursday.

Which retail technology trends will survive COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated technology trends, for businesses and consumers, and shone a light on certain consumer habits. The question is: which ones will remain in place “after the virus”?

Israeli firm developing 30-second coronavirus breath test

- An Israeli company is developing a coronavirus breathalyser test that gives results in 30 seconds, billing it as a "front line" tool that can help restore a sense of normality during the pandemic.

Visionary Media Group CEO talks investing technology in film Special

Visionary Media Group CEO Cory B. Savage chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about investing technology in film.

Huawei 5G kit to be removed from the UK amid China concerns Special

The British government has banned the Chinese telecoms company Huawei from setting up 5G. The company will, however, remain involved in 3G and 4G communications.

Magnificent seven: Top business technology startups

Many businesses have struggled during the coronavirus pandemic and scores of startups have stalled. It is not all bleak news for some tech startup firms are shining as part of the COVID-19 resurgence.

China censors Hong Kong internet, US tech giants resist

Fpo - China has unveiled new powers to censor Hong Kong's internet and access user data using its feared national security law -- but US tech giants have put up some resistance citing rights concerns.

China censors Hong Kong internet, US tech giants resist

Fpo - China has quickly moved to censor Hong Kong's internet and access users' data using a feared new national security law, but US tech giants offered some resistance citing rights concerns.

Hundreds of drones light up Seoul sky with virus messages

Seoul - Hundreds of drones lit up the night sky in Seoul for a spectacular showcase of motivational and awareness messages as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.

UAE's Mars Mission — Hope project due to launch July 14

On July 14, the Emirates Mars Mission will launch its "Hope" probe to begin a seven-month-long journey to the Red Planet. The probe will study the dynamics of the Martian atmosphere and its interaction with outer space and the solar wind.

NASA headquarters building named for first black female engineer

Washington - NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Wednesday the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C. will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA.

Essential Science: The world’s most powerful quantum computer

With Google achieving a 'quantum supremacy' breakthrough, Honeywell building the world's most powerful ion-trap quantum computer, and venture capitalists pouring millions into QC start-ups, the decade ahead could jump-start commercial quantum computing.

Taller wind turbine bases using concrete 3-D printing technology

GE Renewable Energy, COBOD, and LafargeHolcim have announced a three-way partnership to co-develop 3D printed, “record-tall” wind turbine towers. The partnership should boost global renewable energy production and lower the cost of energy.

Israeli firm monitors sewers in fight against coronavirus

Ashkelon - An Israeli company is monitoring coronavirus traces in a coastal city's sewers and hopes to deploy its technology more widely to provide early warning of future concentrations of the respiratory disease.

Qatar virus tracing app stirs rare privacy backlash

Doha - Privacy concerns over Qatar's coronavirus contact tracing app, a tool that is mandatory on pain of prison, have prompted a rare backlash and forced officials to offer reassurance and concessions.
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