Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Science & Technology

Chinese Scientist Claims World’s First Gene-Edited Babies

CNN:-  The Chinese government has ordered an "immediate investigation" into the alleged delivery of the world's first genetically edited babies, as experts worldwide have voiced outrage at such use...

Dubai police training on flying motorbikes

Sky News:-  Police in Dubai have begun training on hoverbikes in the hope that they can help first responder units reach areas that would otherwise be difficult to reach. The...

Bill Gates Showcases Reinvented Toilet

BBC:-  Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates had his hands full on-stage in Beijing on Tuesday, showing a jar of human faeces. The stunt was part of his speech at...

Malaria sniffed out by dogs in sock-smelling trial

Sky News:-  Dogs could potentially be used to help literally sniff out malaria in people through an odour in their socks, according to new research. The animals can be trained to...

World’s largest amphibious plane undergoes final tests

China Daily:-  The world's largest amphibious aircraft, AG600, carried out its first takeoff and landing on waters in Hubei province's Jingmen on Saturday. Developed and built by the State-owned aircraft giant...

Water-soluble ‘plastic’ may reduce ocean pollution

China Daily:-  The innovation, jointly developed in China, could reduce the threat the material poses in seas across the world. Chilean businessman Roberto Astete has had the same dream for several...

Saint Lucian Students Display Robotics Skills

Press Release:-  St. Lucian students from four schools participated in a two-day hackathon event to showcase their new skills as part of a United States Government-supported Robotics and Coding pilot...

Scientists Produce Babies From Same-Sex Mice Pairs

AFP:-  A team of researchers has produced viable offspring from same-sex pairs of mice, using a novel technology that involves stem cells altered to remove certain genes. While the applications...

BBC News disrupted by software glitch

BBC:-  The BBC had to replace live broadcasts with recorded material on its TV news channels for about an hour on Wednesday following a technical glitch. The News at Six was...

Flow Connects Saltibus with High-Speed Internet, HD TV

Press Release:-  Hundreds of residents in the communities of Daban, Getrine, La Haut, Londonderry, Park Estate and Saltibus can now apply for high-speed broadband access and take advantage of high-definition television, as a major...