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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai-based start-up Cafu is expanding its fuel-delivery operations to Oman, marking its first international market entry since it began services in November 2018. “We are humbled to be able to take our homegrown innovative services from Dubai to the world, starting today with Oman,” Cafu Founder and CEO, Rashid Al
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mixmagic | iStock | Getty Images The European Union’s overhaul of data privacy regulation is estimated to have generated 114 million euros ($126 million) in fines since it was introduced almost two years ago. Since its implementation in May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) led to over 160,000 data breach notifications across Europe,
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Fabrice Lerouge | Getty Images A new form of sextortion scam bilks unsuspecting victims out of money after telling them they’ve been recorded privately on home security cameras. It’s an alarming new version of the old scam where criminals try to convince you they have illicit recordings or information about you, which they’ll release unless
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FILE PHOTO: A demonstrators holds pro-Tesla poster during an action to support plans by U.S. electric vehicle pioneer Tesla to build its first European factory and design center in Gruenheide near Berlin, Germany January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski BERLIN (Reuters) – U.S. electric car pioneer Tesla (TSLA.O) has agreed to buy a property on the
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As preparations for the Chinese New Year get under way, fears mount for the jubilant crowds who could potentially be infected by a newly emerged virus.Credit: Wu Hong/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock I applaud Chinese colleagues’ prompt release of the genome sequence of the virus responsible for the mystery respiratory illness in Wuhan in central China (see Nature http://doi.org/djhc;
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Toward the end of NBCUniversal’s two-hour long presentation of its Peacock streaming video service Thursday, the media and entertainment company dropped a revealing piece of information that rival companies haven’t made available. Comcast’s NBCUniversal estimates its streaming service will generate average revenue per user (ARPU) per month of $6 to $7. This is an aggregate
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Taken from the January 2020 issue of Physics World. Members of the Institute of Physics can enjoy the full issue via the Physics World app. After sharing the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics for the discovery of the first exoplanet, Didier Queloz talks to Rebecca Pool about the future of planetary exploration Planetary pioneer: Didier
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MELBOURNE/KANAGAROO ISLAND, Australia (Reuters) – The Australian government said on Sunday it will provide financial aid to the country’s tourism sector that’s been badly hit by long-lasting bushfires, as business owners fretted about cancellations that stretch into the months ahead. The first cruise ship to visit since the bushfires, is seen in waters off Kangaroo
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WASHINGTON — The government of Luxembourg has invested in a new fund intended to support space startups in the country, a move that will be one of the last for the country’s most prominent backer of the industry. Étienne Schneider, deputy prime minister of Luxembourg and the country’s economy minister, said Jan. 16 that the
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The term “hacker” generally brings to mind a lonesome, hooded figure, operating in the dark, stealing our money or personal information. But the past decade has given us reason to rethink this stereotype. A new type of hacker is on the rise. Called “ethical hackers” or “white hat hackers”, these men and women use their
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A demonstrator is carried away by police officers during a protest of the climate action group Extinction Rebellion at Brussels Motor Show in Brussels, Belgium January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Police detained 185 protesters in central Brussels on Saturday after the environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion staged demonstrations at a car show
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Most satellites (artist’s impression of a GPS satellite, pictured) can’t be refuelled, but placing craft in optimal orbits could save large amounts of propellant. Credit: Alamy Engineering 16 January 2020 A four-satellite network takes advantage of forces that would hamper other spacecraft. Engineers have discovered orbits that allow satellites to harness forces that would disrupt
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Lower-energy green laser light travels through silicon nanocrystals, which up-convert it into higher-energy blue light (Courtesy: Ming Lee Tang research group/UC Riverside) Researchers in the US have designed non-toxic silicon nanocrystals functionalized with specialized organic molecules and shown that these materials can readily combine low-energy photons into higher energy ones. This process, known as photon
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A shocking new study reveals that the amount of heat that has been put into the planet’s oceans from human activity over the past 70 years is the equivalent of more than 3 billion atomic bombs. In a journal published in Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, an international team of scientists determined that the average temperature of the world’s
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Quantum entanglement is at the centre of a mathematical proof.Credit: Victor De Schwanberg/Science Photo Library Albert Einstein famously said that quantum mechanics should allow two objects to affect each other’s behaviour instantly across vast distances, something he dubbed “spooky action at a distance”1. Decades after his death, experiments confirmed this, but to this day, it
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WASHINGTON — European launch provider Arianespace completed its first launch of the year Jan. 16, sending two communications satellites into geostationary transfer orbits.  The Ariane 5 rocket lifted off from the Guiana Space Center at 4:05 p.m. Eastern with the 3,600-kilogram Eutelsat Konnect satellite and the 3,400-kilogram GSAT-30 satellite.  Eutelsat Konnect separated from the rocket’s
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Going on a vacation is a good decision that one has to make after working for a long time. To come up with a nice decision, you will have to put some important factors into consideration because they will go a long way. Some of these factors include the choice of destination, season of the
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Instead of habitats made of metal and glass, NASA is exploring technologies that could grow structures out of fungi to become our future homes in the stars, and perhaps lead to more sustainable ways of living on Earth as well. Creating a livable home for future astronauts means doing more than growing a roof to
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Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here Quantum entanglement is at the centre of a mathematical proof.Credit: Victor De Schwanberg/Science Photo Library Quantum entanglement allows two objects to affect each other’s behaviour instantly across vast distances — what Albert Einstein called “spooky action
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Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA discussed how he and his crewmates will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and his view of Earth from orbit during the holiday season in a downlink message recorded Nov. 18. Kimbrough, who arrived on the station in October, is in the midst of a
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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission staff bag an invasive Burmese python in the Everglades Wildlife Management Area, Florida June 23, 2019. FWC/Alicia Wellman/Handout via REUTERS OCHOPEE, Fla. (Reuters) – Thomas Aycock’s life flashed before his eyes one night in the Everglades as a 13-foot Burmese python squeezed his arm and a leg in its
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Drugs like marijuana, cocaine, and MDMA can remain in your system for days, weeks, and even months. But they vary drastically in how long they can be detected in your urine, blood, and hair. Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech, physiology, and more. Subscribe to our channel
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Research with human embryos is fraught, so some researchers are creating synthetic embryos from stem cells.Credit: Juan Gartner/Science Photo Library/Getty Scientists can now create clumps of cells that resemble human embryos, raising hopes that they could study the elusive first stages of human development while avoiding the ethical concerns that make it difficult to study
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WASHINGTON — NASA and SpaceX are ready to perform a test of the launch abort system of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft that will also serve as a dress rehearsal of sorts for upcoming crewed flights of the vehicle. At a Jan. 17 briefing at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, officials with NASA and SpaceX said
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