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Polish firm’s drones: From lifesaver to invisible model

WT24 Desk Silently the eight propellers of the Hermes V8MT drone begin to spin and the large yellow aircraft rises up, locates its direction and moments later disappears into the sky in southern Poland, AFP reports. Today the drone is making a successful 8.5-kilometre (5.3-mile) test flight near the headquarters of the Polish firm Spartaqs in the town of Mikolow; ...

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Scientists delve deep into past for future climate clues

WT24 Desk As the pace of global warming outstrips our ability to adapt to it, scientists are delving deep into the distant past, hoping that eons-old Antarctic ice, sediments and trees chart a path to navigate our climate future, AFP reports. “What interests us is to understand how the climate works,” says Didier Roche of France’s National Centre for Scientific ...

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Indian ordinary boy’s explosive, rocky ride to fame

WT24 Desk He’s no Bollywood star, but school dropout Israil Ansari has found fast fame on TikTok with two million followers glued to his oddball dancing and rainbow hairstyles in India, the app’s biggest international market.Thanks to the addictive and controversial Chinese-made platform, the gangly 20-year-old can now barely walk down the street without teenagers flocking to him for autographs. ...

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ISRO Successfully Launches Earth Imaging Satellite

Cartosat-3 is an advanced Indian Earth Observation satellite and it will help in urban planning, infrastructure development, and defence purposes WT24 Desk The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully injected Cartosat-3, an earth observation satellite, and 13 nanosatellites from US companies in precise orbits on Wednesday, in the first launch after the Chandrayaan-2 mission, and got a pat on its ...

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Scientists measure blue whale’s heart rate

WT24 Desk Using a bright orange electrocardiogram machine attached with suction cups to the body of a blue whale, scientists for the first time have measured the heart rate of the world’s largest creature and came away with insight about the renowned behemoth’s physiology, Reuters reports. The blue whale, which can reach up to 100 feet (30 meters) long and ...

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Huawei Y9s launched, pre-booking from 26 Nov

WT24 Desk The world’s leading technology company Huawei on Sunday launched its highly featured new smartphone Y9s in Bangladesh market, reports UNB. The launching ceremony was held at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC). The pre-booking of the phone will start from 26 November to 01 December, 2019. In the same event Huawei also launches another four premium smart accessories- two edition ...

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Facebook to curb microtargeting in political advertising

Firm considering to raise amout of targeted people from 100 to ‘a few thousands’ WT24 Desk Facebook’s plans to limit political advertising have taken another step, according to reports, as the company firms up plans to stop political advertisers from sending messages to very small numbers of people, Agencies report. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company has weighed up whether ...

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Isolated Iceland newly vulnerable to computer scams

WT24 Desk “Hi, I hope you are not busy?” The treasurer of the Icelandic soccer club Afturelding got the email from his manager late in the afternoon, soon before banks were about to close. The words “Sent from my iPhone” were at the bottom, suggesting urgency, and through a series of exchanges, the manager asked that a quick payment be ...

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Trump hosted Mark Zuckerberg for private White House dinner – report

Meeting took place as Facebook chief was being grilled by the House, NBC News reports, with Peter Thiel also in attendance WT24 Desk Donald Trump hosted the Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg for a private dinner at the White House in October, according to reports. NBC News revealed that the meeting, which had not previously been disclosed, took place when Zuckerberg was in ...

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How human hair causes pigeons to lose their toes

WT24 Desk Next time you visit your hairdresser spare a thought for the pigeons, Agencies report. For a long time scientists thought the fact that pigeons in urban environments often lost their toes was due to some form of infection, or was a reaction to chemical pollutants. But now researchers in France believe they’ve stumbled upon the real culprit: human ...

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