Science and Technology

17.06.2020

China’s quantum satellite enables first totally secure long-range messages

China’s quantum satellite enables first totally secure long-range messages

In the middle of the night, invisible to anyone but special telescopes in two Chinese observatories, satellite Micius sends particles of light to Earth to establish the world’s most secure communication link. Named after the ancient Chinese philosopher also known as Mozi, Micius is the world’s first quantum communications satellite… »

24.05.2020

I’m a bit of a modern-day alchemist, recovering gold from old mobile phones

I’m a bit of a modern-day alchemist, recovering gold from old mobile phones

In the kitchen drawer, most of us have a few old mobile phones and tablets. But few probably realise just how much precious metal they contain. Did you know, for example, that it only takes around 41 mobile phones to recover 1g of gold? The price of gold is currently… »

23.05.2020

We Need Web Developers to Support Our Peace and Nonviolence Journalism

We Need Web Developers to Support Our Peace and Nonviolence Journalism

Pressenza is a collaborative press agency, where each person devotes their time and knowledge to a common project that goes beyond us: the humanization of journalism. Provide information that goes in the direction of solidarity, awareness, action, and non-violence. Since 2008, the date on which we started this path, we… »

22.05.2020

Technological Volunteering?

Technological Volunteering?

In these times of emergency, volunteering has seen a peak of “infected” perhaps equal to that of the pandemic. Or perhaps the media have also dealt for a while with this phenomenon that has always existed and has always been widely exploited, but with little public acknowledgement. All the social… »

19.05.2020

Coronavirus: is the R number still useful?

Coronavirus: is the R number still useful?

A few months ago, most people had never heard of the R number. Now, thanks to the novel coronavirus, we all know – or think we know – what it means. R is the reproduction number of an infectious disease – basically how many people one infected person will transmit… »

19.05.2020

‘Long Overdue’: Antitrust Cases Reportedly Brewing Against Google at State and Federal Level

‘Long Overdue’: Antitrust Cases Reportedly Brewing Against Google at State and Federal Level

“If you thought the antitrust cases of big tech were a memory, you’d be mistaken.” By Eoin Higgins, staff writer  – Common Dreams Anti-monopoly groups are celebrating news that the Justice Department and state attorneys general are investigating online behemoth Google for possible antitrust cases. “An antitrust case against Google… »

17.04.2020

What’s the Matter With Science?

What’s the Matter With Science?

By David Swanson What’s the matter with science? By that, do I mean, why don’t we turn away from corrupt politics and religion and follow the way of science? Or do I mean, why have we allowed science to so corrupt our politics and our culture? I mean, of course,… »

06.04.2020

Is racism and bigotry in our DNA?

Is racism and bigotry in our DNA?

The Conversation Tom Oliver Is bigotry in our DNA, a remnant of our fear of “the other” way back when that was necessary? If so, why do some battle with their instincts while others embrace them? Peter, 71, Darlington I, Pencil, simple… »

06.04.2020

A Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Might Have Been Discovered

A Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Might Have Been Discovered

By Countercurrents Collective Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC, the school’s medical center, are working on a possible vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Scientists announced news of the potential vaccine, which has now been tested successfully on mice, on Thursday. Several research… »

21.03.2020

“We need different priorities in the field of pharmaceutical innovation”

“We need different priorities in the field of pharmaceutical innovation”

Following the threat of legal action against the Italian open source researchers Fracassi and Ramaioli from the company contracted to provide respiratory devices for a hospital in the Italian city of Chiari, we spoke with Panos Papadopoulos, lawyer and social anthropologist, who served as Director… »

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