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For the past two years, the hottest data set in the United Kingdom has dropped every Friday. Scientists, journalists, and amateur data sleuths all dial up one specific website: The Covid-19 Infection Survey, run by the Office for National...

TikTok’s Black Box Obscures Its Role in Russia’s War

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A Bold Idea to Stall the Climate Crisis—by Building Better

Now a Californian startup has taken the same approach, but this time with poplar trees. In a non-peer-reviewed preprint first posted on February 19, scientists at Living Carbon claimed that by inserting new genes into poplar trees, they can...

NASA Completes Another Phase of James Webb Telescope’s Mirror Alignment

Scientists are almost halfway through the process of aligning the 18 hexagonal mirror segments of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the most powerful observatory ever sent to space. NASA has said that the scientists have completed the second...

The Supply Chain Crisis Is About to Get a Lot

The supply chain is in chaos—and it’s getting worse. Air freight warehouses at Shanghai Pudong Airport are log-jammed as a result of strict Covid testing protocols imposed on China’s biggest city following a local outbreak. At the city’s port,...

The 20 Best Mac Apps to Make Everyday Life Easier

Apple makes a killer operating system for its computers. MacOS is beloved for its out-of-the-box stability and ease of use, but some of its included programs lack a lot of the functionality we expect. Apple doesn't often listen to...

Reliance Said to Be Taking Control of Future Retail Stores

Reliance Industries has effectively taken over the operations of Future Retail stores and has offered jobs to its employees, even as the Kishore Biyani-led group is locked in a bitter battle with e-commerce major Amazon at several judicial forums...

Lenovo Legion Y90 Gaming Phone, Legion Y700 Gaming Tablet Unveiled

Lenovo Legion Y90 gaming smartphone and Lenovo Legion Y700 gaming tablet have been officially unveiled. Though the price and availability details of the two devices will be announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2022 on February 28, Lenovo...

ISS Could Fall From Sky and Crash in India, Warns

Russia's space agency chief has warned the US that the slew of sanctions imposed on Moscow can "destroy our cooperation" on the International Space Station (ISS) and asked Washington if it wants to threaten India and China with the...

Ukraine Is Facing Internet Disruptions as Russian Troops Advance

Internet connectivity in Ukraine has been badly affected by the Russian invasion, particularly in the southern and eastern parts of the country where fighting has been heaviest, internet blockage observatory NetBlocks said on Saturday.Russian forces captured the southeastern Ukrainian...

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