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How drones are making history and saving lives


Drones like this one can fly at all hours and deliver life-saving supplies to remote areas. (© Zipline)   By :  ShareAmerica / IENA-NEWS   When Claudine Ndayishime suffered complications during her cesarean section, doctors at a Rwandan hospital lacked blood to treat her and she fell into a coma. Before …

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U.S. researchers find novel way to produce bigger plants


Scientists are engineering plants to more efficiently turn the sun’s energy into food. (© L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois)   By : Christopher Connell.   Photosynthesis holds the key to the air we breathe and the food we eat. It’s the process by which green plants and trees use sunlight to …

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5G mobile broadband is coming. Here’s what it means.

الجيل الخامس (5G )

(State Dept./D. Thompson)   By :  Lauren Monsen.   There’s lots of buzz lately about the advent of 5G (fifth-generation) wireless internet — the next generation of mobile broadband technology. Eagerly awaited by consumers and businesses alike, 5G will revolutionize technology by offering ultrafast connections, minimal delays and a host of …

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Afghan girls code out opium


Young women ages 14 to 25 have space to learn and build careers at the Code to Inspire computer training center in Herat, Afghanistan. (Shutterstock)   By : Emily Louise Bowman.   When Khatera (whose last name is being withheld for her privacy) was growing up in Herat, Afghanistan, her brother …

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NASA mission in Senegal promotes scientific discovery


The ancient planetary rock called Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69, depicted here in an artist’s rendition, may uncover clues about the original formation of the solar system. (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI)   By : Sadie Goering. Binita Yanni (Courtesy photo)   When NASA scientists assembled telescopes in her home country of Senegal, Binita Yanni …

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New biometric technology helps keep borders safe


(Shutterstock)   By : Leigh Hartman.   The latest in facial recognition technology enabled security agents at a Washington area airport to catch a passenger trying to sneak into the United States using somebody else’s passport. The technology, which uses a biometric system to compare the traveler’s face to the picture displayed …

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NASA to launch UAE student’s science experiment

وكالة ناسا

A NASA sounding rocket, similar to the one that launches student cube experiments into space, takes off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (NASA/Allison Stancil)   By : Michael Buchanan.   Among 20,000 applicants in a NASA contest for students, Gavin Vasandani stood out. The 15-year-old from a United Arab …

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