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It was the summer of 1959, and the United States needed a Cold War win. In 1957, the Soviet bloc scored a major technological victory with Sputnik 1. The next year, China’s Communist leadership launched the sweeping, and ultimately devastating, Great Leap Forward. In the spring of 1959 in Cuba, Fidel Castro’s guerrillas forced president Fulgencio …

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All upper primary school students in Singapore will soon have to undergo a mandatory 10-hour coding program, said the country’s minister for communications and information, S Iswaran. The pilot program will begin this year at selected schools targeting students who have finished their Primary School Leaving Examination. It will be rolled out to all Primary 4 …

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ETH Zurich once more introduces another sustainable solution for the fuel industry. In cooperation with oil and gas company Total, they developed a method to efficiently convert carbon dioxide and hydrogen into methanol. Previously, ETH Zurich researchers developed a carbon-neutral fuel made exclusively from sunlight and air. How does it work? To make an upscaling …

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50 MWp floating solar plant will generate green energy for water treatment. National water agency PUB intends to deploy a 50 megawatt-peak (MWp) floating solar photovoltaic (PV) system on Tengeh Reservoir by 2021. When installed, it will beSingapore’s first single large-scale floating solar PV system. ​​​PUB is also in the process of implementing two other …

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Ascendas, a member of CapitaLand Group — one of the largest real estate companies in Singapore and in Asia — started the operations of their new IT Special Economic Zone, International Tech Park Gurgaon (ITPG) in India’s National Capital Region (NCR). Premium Tech Space The 60-acre ITPG is targeted to house 8 million square feet …

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ABB has been selected by leading data center start-up, DODID, to deliver a comprehensive electrification and automation package for its flagship data center, which has 20 percent reduced cost of ownership. Specializing in providing co-location services for companies looking for a value-added Uptime Institute Tier III Certified Cloud Service Provider, DODID is one of Singapore’s …

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The Japanese weather satellite Himawari-8 was launched in 2014 for a planned eight-year mission to collect forecasting, weather-monitoring and research data. For his experimental short A Year Along the Geostationary Orbit, the German filmmaker Felix Dierich used Himawari-8 data made publicly available by the Japanese and Australian governments to craft a timelapse that condenses one year …

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The finance sector has been virtually ever-present across time, just in different forms. In our modern world, innovations to make banking, payments, and transactions easier for clients are continuously popping up. This is especially true in the digital realm of banking. How much did digital banking alter how we deal with finances? Let’s have a …

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Recently, FaceApp, the Russian-based application known for its aging filters gained attention after it was found out to be uploading the users’ face to its  servers. FaceApp Terms and Conditions state: “You grant FaceApp a perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully-paid, transferable sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, …

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When she was a teenager, Andrea Francke attended Schnupperstudium, or “Taster Week”—an event aimed at high-school girls to give them a taste of what it’s like to study computer science and work in the industry. That moment changed the course of her life. “As a teenager, Schnupperstudium was a game changer for me. That’s when I …

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