Sci-Tech

Battle in Portugal over plans for compulsory virus app

  By Levi Fernandes Agence France-Presse LISBON, PORTUGAL (AFP) — Portugal’s government is in damage control mode after it triggered widespread outrage and ignored EU guidelines with plans to make a Covid-19 contract tracing app compulsory. Dubbed “Stay Away Covid”, …

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Johnson & Johnson pauses Covid vaccine trial as participant becomes ill

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — Johnson & Johnson said Monday it had temporarily halted its Covid-19 vaccine trial because one of its participants had become sick. “We have temporarily paused further dosing in all our Covid-19 vaccine candidate clinical trials, including …

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Judge prepares ruling after hearing on Trump TikTok download ban

  WASHINGTON (AFP) — A federal judge listened to arguments in a rare Sunday hearing ahead of making a crucial decision on whether to allow or block a Trump administration ban on downloads of the popular video-sharing app TikTok. District …

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Hawaii-based astronomers to construct 3D map of Milky Way galaxy

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – University of Hawaii (UH) astronomer Dan Huber and his team are planning to create the largest 3D map ever constructed of stars in the outer regions of the Milky Way with a new grant from …

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Nearly half of Oahu’s beaches could disappear by 2050: Coastal Geology Group study

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – According to a new study released on Monday, September 21, by the Coastal Geology Group at the University of Hawaii’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), as much as 40% of all …

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US to ban TikTok downloads, block WeChat use

  By Ben Sheppard / with John Biers in New York Agence France-Presse WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States on Friday ordered a ban on downloads of popular video app TikTok and effectively blocked the use of the Chinese super-app …

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Boeing MAX crashes ‘horrific’ result of lapses by company, regulator

  By John Biers Agence France-Presse Congressional investigators blamed two deadly Boeing 737 MAX crashes on “repeated and serious failures” by the company and air safety officials, according to a report released Wednesday that called for an overhaul of the …

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PlayStation 5 console to launch in November

  SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) — Sony’s eagerly awaited PlayStation 5 will launch in November, taking on a new offering by console rival Xbox as video game play booms during the pandemic. A streamed event showcasing games tailored for PS5 ended …

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Apple bundles TV, music, news and more in services push

  By Glenn Chapman Agence France-Presse SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) — Apple on Tuesday said it is putting TV, music, news and more in a subscription bundle as it increases its push into services tied to its iPhone “ecosystem.” An Apple …

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Telescope on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea finds hints of life on Venus

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – An international team of astronomers have recently discovered what may be the first hints of life on the planet Venus. Using observations from the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) atop Mauna Kea on Hawaii’s Big …

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US government confirms receiving Oracle bid for TikTok

  By John Biers Agence France-Presse WASHINGTON (AFP) — Ahead of a deadline set by President Donald Trump over video sharing app TikTok, Washington officials will evaluate a bid that could see US tech giant Oracle become a partner to …

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Honolulu launches CARES Act Funding dashboard

HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The City and County of Honolulu launched on Thursday, September 10, a new virtual dashboard that allows the public to view in real time the progress of allocating and spending federal funds from the Coronavirus Aid, …

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