Monitoring Desk SINGAPORE: Scientists in Singapore are hoping to perfect a new method of power generation driven largely by shadows, with the hope that it could one day help highly urbanised cities power themselves. The shadow-effect energy generator (SEG) being developed by the National University of Singapore has the potential to harness power like solar…

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Monitoring Desk BRUSSELS: The EU wants to put hydrogen at the centre of its ambition to achieve a carbon neutral Europe by 2050, its executive arm said Wednesday, but critics say that current extraction technology is far from green. The European Commission unveiled its strategy to help make Europe a global pioneer in the field,…

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Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Zoom Video Communications said on Tuesday it launched a hardware subscription service, seeking to make its teleconferencing app more accessible to users by allowing them to choose subscription options for phones and meeting rooms. The plans for Zoom Phone have been priced between $5.99 and $60 per month, based on the device…

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Monitoring Desk TORONTO: Uber Technologies Inc on Tuesday further expanded delivery offerings, launching an app-based grocery service in several Latin American and Canadian cities, with the United States to follow later this month. The company’s latest foray into the delivery space is in partnership with Cornershop, a Chilean online grocery provider that Uber has held…

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Monitoring Desk SAN FRANCISCO: TikTok said late Monday it is stopping its popular video snippet-sharing app from working in Hong Kong due to “recent events.” The move by TikTok, owned by China-based ByteDance, came as Facebook, Google and Twitter put a hold on requests by Hong Kong’s government or police force for information on users,…

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Monitoring Desk The discovery was made as the orbiter surveyed the moon’s northern hemisphere, with researchers now poised to perform a similar study of the Earth’s natural satellite’s southern hemisphere. Signs of iron and titanium oxides being present beneath the moon’s surface have recently been discovered by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbit (LRO), space.com reports. This…

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Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Social media platform Twitter is dropping the terms “master”, “slave” and “blacklist” in favour of more inclusive language. The terms are frequently used in programming codes which originated decades ago. US bank JPMorgan has also announced a similar move as more companies address racism following the killing of George Floyd by police…

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