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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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Companies turn to space with help from the U.S.


President Trump speaks about the space program during a meeting at the White House earlier in 2018.(© Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)   By :  ShareAmerica / IENA-NEWS   The Trump administration is giving private space companies a boost in their efforts to capitalize on the final frontier. President Trump signed a space policy directive on …

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