New EU law allows screening of online messages to detect child abuse

The European Parliament adopted on Tuesday (6 July) the final of the ePrivacy derogation, a temporary measure enabling providers of electronic communication services to scan and report private online messages containing material depicting child sex abuse. The provisions also allow companies to apply approved technologies to detect grooming techniques. “This interim regulation ends uncertainty for companies. It does not end danger to…

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How technology & technology companies are helping disabled people in the workforce

One in six people worldwide have a disability – and faces economic exclusion. Ensuring digital transformation includes disabled people also brings larger economic benefits. Technology in the areas of edtech, fintech, remote working and networking can all further inclusion. Totalling over 1 billion people globally, people with disabilities – those whose hearing, visual, cognitive, mobility, speech or neural functions are…

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Oppo expects Artificial Intelligence to underpin 6G technology

Chinese device maker Oppo became the latest player to talk up 6G, outlining its vision for the next-generation of mobile which it expects will revolutionise use of AI and emerge as a truly public serving technology. In a whitepaper developed by Oppo Research Institute, the company indicated 6G would revolutionise the way people interact with AI, and ultimately have a…

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Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine shows 97.6% efficacy

The Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) have reported that the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine showed a 97.6% efficacy. This was based on the analysis of data on disease infection rate among people receiving both shots of the vaccine. The vaccine, which is based on an established and well-studied platform of…

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Reports say that Huawei will launch test satellites for 6G technology verification in July

5G technology has now gone mainstream when it comes to offering support on consumer electronics like smartphones, although the deployment of 5G infrastructure is still limited to developed countries online while developing nations are working towards it. As 5G communication technology has reached the milestone, companies have now started working on the next-generation technology — 6G. One of the leaders…

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THE MOON’S CRATERS ARE THE MUSE FOR CONCORDIA RESEARCHER’S SCIENCE-BASED ART

For too many women interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), it’s still a man’s world. Not only that: it’s also a man’s moon. Bettina Forget is a Public Scholar and PhD candidate in art education in Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts. She is studying ways in which the arts and sciences can merge to encourage…

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STUDY SHOWS THAT GLOBAL TOURISTS ARE EXPOSED TO A GREATER BURDEN OF MULTI DRUG-RESISTANT BACTERIA

Travelers can pick up the bacteria even during short visits and further spread the strains after returning home. International travellers are particularly vulnerable to virulent strains of drug-resistant bacteria – often picking up several different types during a trip through spending time in the company of other tourists, a new study has revealed. The global spread of intestinal multidrug resistant…

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MAJOR CHALLENGES FOR ROBOTICS TO LOOK FORWARD IN 2021

2021 would expand on robotic innovations, thus addressing certain unique barriers.Robotics is going to be one of the biggest improvements in how we live and work in the future. And that – is approaching very quickly. The next decade will be an incredibly interesting time to live through, with the potential to fully reshape science, healthcare, production, discovery and our…

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NASA’S WEBB TELESCOPE WILL BE THE WORLD’S PREMIER SPACE SCIENCE OBSERVATORY – HERE’S WHAT THOSE POWERFUL CAPABILITIES MEAN FOR ASTRONOMY

By SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE INSTITUTE FEBRUARY 25, 2021 This image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows the heart of the globular star cluster Messier 92 (M92), one of the oldest and brightest in the Milky Way. The cluster packs roughly 330,000 stars tightly together, and they orbit the center of the galaxy en masse. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will observe M92,…

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CHINA OUTSPENDS REST OF THE WORLD ON 5G INFRASTRUCTURE BY 2 IS TO 1 RATIO

When Beijing sets its mind to building new infrastructure, there’s very little that can stop it. That’s the message coming from a top telecom official who was talking up China’s fast-growing 5G network at a major industry event taking place this week in Shanghai. The nation now has more than 718,000 base stations for the cutting-edge communications technology, covering all…

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