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Even As Threat Seen Fading For Now, Global Cyber Attack Hits Hospitals And Companies,

Tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries were infected, Britain's health system was disrupted and global shipper FedEx was impacted by a global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency.   Malicious malware...

To Help Grid, Home Photovoltaic Systems Being Looked At By A German Project

In order to help iron out the imbalances that are present on Germany's power network, a pilot project that will tap home photovoltaic (PV) systems has bene undertaken and launched by grid operator Tennet and solar battery maker Sonnen GmbH.   By the end of the month of May, 6,000 household...

To Fix Power Crisis, New Gas Plant, Batteries Tapped By South Australia

Just four days after Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk offered to save the state from blackouts by installing large-scale battery storage, a A$510 million ($385 million) to keep the lights on was outlined by South Australia, the country's most renewable-energy dependent state.   The development of a...

Prank with Rainbow Emoji Messages Crashes iPhones

Jokers are sending messages stuffed with emojis which cause recipients’ iPhones or iPads to freeze by exploiting a bug in iOS.   Aimed at crashing iPhones and iPads using the power of simple text, flag and rainbow emojis, a bug in iOS  is being exploited in a prank.   There...

World-First Switch from Sexual to Asexual Reproduction Made by a Leopard Shark

After being separated from her mate, a leopard shark in an Australian aquarium has reproduced asexually.   It is only the third reported case among all vertebrate species and the first reported case of a shark switching from sexual to asexual or parthenogenetic reproduction.  ...

Bionic Eyes would be Given to Ten Blind Patients in England in 2017

Funding for more testing of Argus II, otherwise known as the 'bionic eye', would be provided by the National Health Scheme (NHS), the British agency has recently announced.    NHS (National Health Service) England said very recently that surgery that will see an implant placed in their...

Hyperloop Between Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Likely as Study for the Feasibility of the Project Begins

Aiming to cut the journey time between Abu Dhabi and Al Ain to as little as eight minutes is an American hyperloop company.   To explore locations for stations and tracks within the next few months, Abu Dhabi's Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport signed an agreement on Monday with...

Bitcoins at its Ticket Machines to be Sold by Swiss Rail Operator

Bitcoins, the web-based digital currency, would be sold on its ticket machines by Switzerland's national railways firm SBB as the firm is branching out next month with the launch of a new service.   The state-owned company announced on Friday that in a two-year experiment that will test...

Can Lab-Grown Diamonds Still Be A Girl’s Best Friend is Jewelry Makers' New Challenge

Diamond has always faced a conflict question - Why not grow a stone in a laboratory, free from bloody wars and ethical conflicts that taint the $79 billion diamond industry?   And it is questions like these that was the reason for the birth of companies like Ada Diamonds — a start-up make...

Hacking Into Emotions of Traders is Wall Street’s Next Frontier

A millennial who had only recently been allowed to set foot on a Wall Street floor, was obviously in deep trouble as he made bad bets and lost $4.9 million in a single afternoon  in a panic to recoup his losses.   But this wasn’t the end to his career as he was simply taking part in a...

Despite Medical Emergency, Missouri Man Helped by Tesla Autopilot to Reach Hospital

Joshua Neally was helped to reach the nearest hospital in time by his brand-new Tesla Model X when he started having severe chest pains and potentially saved his life.   The 37 year old Neally felt a sudden biting pain in his chest when the air was sucked from his lungs while he was...

Not a Drop of Fuel Used by Solar Powered Airplane to Complete a Globe-Circling Flight

Predictions that within a decade, commercial flights with electric aircraft will become a reality have started after a round-the-world trip in a solar-powered airplane was completed by a 63-year-old former Swiss Air Force pilot and a hypnotherapist five years his junior with a penchant for hot-air...
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