Hi-Tech


    • Sofia to build Big Data CoE

      Sofia to build Big Data CoE

      Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”, in partnership with Sweden's Chalmers University of Technologies and Chalmers Industrial Technologies, has launched in Sofia, Bulgaria, the first ever “Big Data for Smart Society” Centre of Excellence (GATE CoE) in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Eastern Europe.

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    • New CRISPR tool to tackle a plethora of genetic diseases

      New CRISPR tool to tackle a plethora of genetic diseases

      For all the ease with which the wildly popular CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool alters genomes, it’s still somewhat prone to errors and unintended effects. A recently developed alternative, however, claims to offer greater control over genome edits - an advance that could be particularly important for developing gene therapies.

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    • The era of commercial satellite servicing arrives

      The era of commercial satellite servicing arrives

      Next year, the long-held dream of repairing satellites already in orbit around Earth will come a little closer to reality. Two new missions - from military contractor Northrop Grumman and a startup called Astroscale - will send spacecraft into orbit to rendezvous with other vehicles zooming around Earth to see if it's possible for two satellites to delicately meet up with each other in space.

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    • 5G, AI dominate GITEX

      5G, AI dominate GITEX

      Artificial intelligence and 5G, the ultra-high-speed mobile network currently being rolled out in the UAE and around the world, were just two of the highlights of GITEX Technology Week, which was held between 6-10 October at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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    • iTunes pushed to the grave

      iTunes pushed to the grave

      After nearly 20 years, it's time to bid farewell to iTunes - the once-revolutionary programme that made online music sales mainstream and effectively blunted the impact of piracy. On iPhones, its functions have long been split into separate apps for music, video and books, but Mac computers followed suit last Monday with a software update called Catalina.

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    • Mercedes-Benz pays tribute to the first modern motor car

      Mercedes-Benz pays tribute to the first modern motor car

      Mercedes-Benz has honored the first truly modern motor car - and the car that gave it the Mercedes name (the 35 PS dating from 1901) - with a new sculptural futuristic design. Reinventing the classic automobile that helped tipped the industry away from rickey carriages symbolises the transition to a new era of design and technology as well as paying homage to the historical legacy and the birth of the brand.

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