Category Archives: Technology

Russia and China’s growing ‘friendship’ is more a public relations exercise than a new world order

Russia and China’s growing ‘friendship’ is more a public relations exercise than a new world order

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Against the backdrop of a western diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, China and Russia have marked the occasion by showing off their increasingly close relationship. Russia’s president Vladimir Putin posed for pictures with Chinese leader Xi…

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New German leader proposes a ‘climate club’ of leading economies that would punish free riders like Australia

New German leader proposes a ‘climate club’ of leading economies that would punish free riders like Australia

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Germany has announced plans for a new climate alliance between the world’s advanced economies, in a move that promises to transform international climate action. This year, Germany is the president of the G7 – a key forum for…

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Crypto theft is on the rise. Here’s how the crimes are committed, and how you can protect yourself

Crypto theft is on the rise. Here’s how the crimes are committed, and how you can protect yourself

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. News emerged overnight of the potential theft of more than US$326 million (A$457.7 million) of Ethereum tokens from a blockchain bridge (which connects two blockchains so cryptocurrency can be exchanged between them). It’s no surprise. Crypto crime has…

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Los Angeles’ long, troubled history with urban oil drilling is nearing an end after years of health concerns

Los Angeles’ long, troubled history with urban oil drilling is nearing an end after years of health concerns

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Los Angeles had oil wells pumping in its neighborhoods when Hollywood was in its infancy, and thousands of active wells still dot the city. These wells can emit toxic chemicals such as benzene and other irritants into the…

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Record-breaking rapid DNA sequencing promises timely diagnosis for thousands of rare disease cases

Record-breaking rapid DNA sequencing promises timely diagnosis for thousands of rare disease cases

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. For children suffering from rare diseases, it usually takes years to receive a diagnosis. This “diagnostic odyssey” is filled with multiple referrals and a barrage of tests, seeking to uncover the root cause behind mysterious and debilitating symptoms….

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Experts suggest US embassies were hit with high-power microwaves – here’s how the weapons work

Experts suggest US embassies were hit with high-power microwaves – here’s how the weapons work

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Some of the cases of the mystery ailment that has afflicted U.S. embassy staff and CIA officers off and on since 2016 in Cuba, China, Russia and other countries most likely were caused by pulsed electromagnetic energy, according…

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