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Apple’s new $329 iPad with Pencil support takes on Chromebooks

Apple on Tuesday unveiled a new version of its iOS-powered tablet at its education event in Chicago, which it hosted at the Lane Tech College Prep High School. The school is the largest public high school in Chicago. "Macs and iPads are used throughout schools by students for everything from music to language arts and [...]

By | March 28th, 2018|Business, Education|Comments Off on Apple’s new $329 iPad with Pencil support takes on Chromebooks

Discovery of MRSA-busting antibiotic gives hope against resistant superbugs

The discovery of a new class of antibiotics that can wipe out persistent infections of the hospital superbug MRSA has raised fresh hopes for progress in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. Health officials around the world have seen a steady rise in bacterial infections that no longer respond to routine antibiotics. With resistance emerging faster [...]

By | March 28th, 2018|Health|Comments Off on Discovery of MRSA-busting antibiotic gives hope against resistant superbugs

Study: wind and solar can power most of the United States

Some people doubt how much wind and solar can supply to a country’s electricity grid. We all know solar panels work well during the day, when the sun shines – they don’t work so well at night. And wind turbines only work when the wind is blowing. Fortunately, these two sources of energy fluctuate in [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|Business, Energy, Environment|Comments Off on Study: wind and solar can power most of the United States

Jeremy Hunt calls for 1p tax hike which could raise £5billion for cash-strapped NHS

Jeremy Hunt called for a new NHS tax – as nearly 100 MPs urged the PM to launch an inquiry into the future funding of the health service. The Health Secretary threatened a damaging rift with the Treasury by saying he believed the public would back a new tax where cash is funnelled directly to [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|Health, UK Affairs|Comments Off on Jeremy Hunt calls for 1p tax hike which could raise £5billion for cash-strapped NHS

The UK might be kicked out of EU plans to build an alternative to GPS

The UK’s decision to part ways with the European Union has reached a new frontier: space. According to reports from The Financial Times, the EU is trying to exclude the UK from its €10 billion Galileo project; an ongoing plan to launch 30 satellites that will provide an alternative to the US-controlled global positioning system [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|Space, UK Affairs|Comments Off on The UK might be kicked out of EU plans to build an alternative to GPS

The First SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 should launch in April and each could be reused 10 to 100 times

The current SpaceX Falcon 9 boosters that have been recovered were only designed to be reused 2-3 times but the new SpaceX Falcon 9 block 5 are expected to last for ten reuses. SpaceX has about 6 recovered boosters which will be reused. Most will be reused and not recovered in the next several launches. [...]

By | March 26th, 2018|Space|Comments Off on The First SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 should launch in April and each could be reused 10 to 100 times

European Space Agency teams with ICEYE Finnish start-up

The European Space Agency is to work with Finnish start-up ICEYE on ways to exploit its novel radar satellites. ICEYE-X1 was launched in January - the first of multiple spacecraft that will go up in the coming years. About the size of a suitcase, these are the world's smallest synthetic aperture radar satellites and cost [...]

By | March 26th, 2018|Space|Comments Off on European Space Agency teams with ICEYE Finnish start-up

David Davis says a deal with EU is ‘incredibly probable’

It is "incredibly probable" that the UK will reach a final deal with the EU, the Brexit secretary says. David Davis defended planning for a stalemate, saying it was like having home insurance when "you don't expect your house to burn down". He also hit back at Tory Eurosceptic concerns about what has been agreed [...]

By | March 26th, 2018|UK Affairs|Comments Off on David Davis says a deal with EU is ‘incredibly probable’

Recording data from one million neurons in real time

Neuroscientists at the Neuronano Research Centre at Lund University in Sweden have developed and tested an ambitious new design for processing and storing the massive amounts of data expected from future implantable brain machine interfaces (BMIs) and brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). The system would simultaneously acquire data from more than 1 million neurons in real time. [...]

By | March 25th, 2018|Health|Comments Off on Recording data from one million neurons in real time

Facebook logs texts and calls, users find as they delete accounts

As users continue to delete their Facebook accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a number are discovering that the social network holds far more data about them than they expected, including complete logs of incoming and outgoing calls and SMS messages. The #deletefacebook movement took off following the revelations that Facebook had [...]

By | March 25th, 2018|Business|Comments Off on Facebook logs texts and calls, users find as they delete accounts