COVID-19: Moderna set to enter final stage of mRNA-1237 vaccine

COVID-19: Moderna set to enter final stage of mRNA-1237 vaccine

After proving safe and effective against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in all previous trials, US pharmaceutical firm Moderna Inc. is now all set to begin the final stage of the human trials for their experimental COVID-19 vaccine. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Moderna’s vaccine prototype is among the dozen other coronavirus vaccine prototypes from […]

How Hari Ravichandran built Endurance

How Hari Ravichandran built Endurance

I n March 1997, Hari Ravichandran, a Stanford dropout working at Sun Microsystems in California, put out print advertisements in technology journals PC Magazine and Wired. “They [the ads] basically said: Call me if you need help getting online,” Ravichandran recalls. He had dipped into his $8,000 savings and spent nearly two-thirds of it on […]

US Navy tests laser weapon; shoots down drone mid-air

US Navy tests laser weapon; shoots down drone mid-air

The US Navy’s ‘USS Portland’ ship had on May 16 tested a laser weapon capable of destroying aerial, sea, and land-based threats, a press release by the Pacific Fleet six days later informed, adding that the new weapon will be “redefining war at sea for the Navy.” The ‘USS Portland’ is the 11th San Antonio-class […]

US & China on ‘brink of new Cold War’: Chinese foreign minister

US & China on ‘brink of new Cold War’: Chinese foreign minister

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on Sunday (May 24) claimed that the United States is pushing relations with China to “the brink of a new Cold War”, with tensions soaring over the COVID-19 outbreak, Hong Kong’s status and other issues. “It has come to our attention that some political forces in the US are taking […]

Oil collapses to $0.01/barrel in New York: US Oil Benchmark

Oil collapses to $0.01/barrel in New York: US Oil Benchmark

The soon-to-expire May contract for the U.S. oil benchmark was on track Monday to finish in single digits for the lowest close and biggest one-day plunge on record for a front-month contract, reflecting a growing glut of crude and a lack of storage space. Oil futures collapsed to below zero for the first time ever […]

MacBook Pro may come with 96W USB-C charger

MacBook Pro may come with 96W USB-C charger

Based on the reports that we have come across, the new MacBook Pro will come with the same physical size as the 15-inch MacBook Pro. A leaked photo has alleged that Apple will likely ship a 96W USB-C charger with the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Based on the photo that has surfaced online, the adapter has […]

Facebook to pay $5 billion fine over privacy violations, says US regulator

Facebook to pay $5 billion fine over privacy violations, says US regulator

Facebook Inc will pay a record-breaking US $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and the social media giant will restructure its approach to privacy, the US Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. The FTC voted 3-2 along party lines to adopt the settlement, which requires court approval, even as […]

Tensions rise as US destroys Iranian drone

Tensions rise as US destroys Iranian drone

WASHINGTON: Tensions in the Gulf region mounted Thursday as US President Donald Trump said an American naval vessel destroyed an Iranian drone that threatened the ship as it was entering the Strait of Hormuz. It was the first US military engagement with Iran following a series of increasingly serious incidents. Trump announced that the USS […]

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