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Microsoft digital solutions to help Equinor implement carbon storage project - 10/16/2020

The American company Microsoft will sign up as a technology partner of Equinor, the oil and gas company from Norway. The firms are going to develop the Northern Lights carbon storage and capture project near the Norwegian shore, reads a message by Equinor. “Equinor signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft as a technology partner to work through ways to develop the Northern Lights...

China seeks trailblazer's benefits in developing digital yuan - Japan Ministry of Finance - 10/09/2020

In its efforts to develop the digital yuan, China seeks to “take advantage of the trailblazer position” in this area. This opinion was expressed on Thursday by Japan's vice minister of finance for international affairs Kenji Okamura. “[The development of digital] yuan is progressing relatively quickly <...>. As I said, they are probably looking to take advantage of the pioneering...

When innovation brings more problems than it solves - 10/07/2020

Innovations allow for fantastic advances in environmental protection, but there are limits that are sometimes ignored. That is why we cannot always be sure when companies claim to be saving the planet, and sometimes there are hidden problems that outweigh the benefits. Almost every single venture aiming to improve ecological impact is confined by the constraints of capitalism. Information about...

Scientists discover combination of enzymes to help defeat the plastic waste crisis - 10/01/2020

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth announced invention of a "cocktail" of special enzymes that degrades plastic six times faster than existing ones. Scientists hope that the use of the new enzyme compound will help solve the global problem of plastic pollution. This year, it has worsened markedly due to the coronavirus pandemic, when volumes of inorganic waste soared around the world....

Amazon invents palm scan payment technology - 09/30/2020

Amazon showed a device that will allow paying for purchases and enter stores, offices or stadiums by simply showing your palm. The company says palm recognition is a more private way of identifying, because a photo of a palm will not identify a specific person. Amazon introduced the Amazon One device with palm reading technology. The company calls this new way of contactless payment and person...

Musk promises that the cheapest Tesla will cost $ 25,000 in 3 years - 09/23/2020

The founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, has promised that in three years Tesla will produce self-driving cars worth $ 25,000. "In three years, we are confident that we will be able to create a truly attractive car for 25 thousand dollars, which will also be completely unmanned," - quoted by the New York Post, Musk, who spoke in California at a meeting with shareholders. The new car will be...

Swiss bank thinks about transferring traders to augmented reality - 09/21/2020

One of the largest investment banks is thinking about creating a virtual trading platform in augmented reality for its traders. This is how the company is trying to achieve effective and familiar interaction of employees: banks would like to return at least key personnel to real offices, but because of COVID-19 they cannot do it yet. The Swiss investment bank UBS decided to put its traders in...

Apple presents new watches and tablets - 09/16/2020

Apple Corporation has presented an updated line of iPads and smart watches Apple Watch. It also announced the merger of a number of its services, including the Apple TV + online cinema and Apple Arcade gaming service, into an overall Apple One subscription. New iPhones, as expected, were not presented at the presentation. At the traditional autumn presentation, which took place on September 15,...

Sanofi's coronavirus vaccine will cost no more than € 10 - 09/07/2020

A COVID-19 vaccine, which French pharmaceutical company Sanofi is developing in partnership with British GlaxoSmithKline, will cost less than € 10 per dose if approved, said Head of Sanofi Olivier Bogillot said this in an interview with French radio France Inter. “The price has not yet been finalized. We are currently evaluating all production costs for the coming months. But the price will be...

Apple orders 75 million 5G iPhones from suppliers - 09/02/2020

According to Bloomberg, Apple has asked suppliers to prepare parts for 75 million new 5G iPhones. The American corporation ordered the same amount last year. At the same time, the company expects that deliveries of new iPhone models can reach 80 million units this fall. According to agency sources, Apple has prepared several new products for the current fall. In particular, in October the...
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