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JLR to test Land Rover Defender with hydrogen fuel cell - 06/16/2021

British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC (part of Tata Motors) has announced the forthcoming testing of a prototype hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle based on the Land Rover Defender. This is part of the manufacturer's programme to reduce exhaust emissions to zero by 2036. The project will be part-funded by the UK government. Trials will start later this year. In February, the automaker...

Tesla will accept Bitcoin for payment if it becomes 'green' - 06/15/2021

Elon Musk's company will resume accepting bitcoins as a means of payment if the method of obtaining the famous cryptocurrency becomes environmentally friendly. "Tesla has only sold about 10% of its assets to confirm that the company's Bitcoin investments can easily be liquidated without a change in the market. When there is confirmation of reasonable (around 50%) clean energy use by miners with a...

Chinese county bans cryptocurrency mining entirely - 06/10/2021

Authorities in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region demanded a halt to cryptocurrency mining activities as of 9 June. This was reported by The Block. It is noted that the administration of Zhongdong Economic and Technological Development Park will completely ban cryptocurrency mining. The 15,500-square-kilometre park is home to many coal mining enterprises, including coal-fired power plants...

Twitter launches paid subscription - 06/04/2021

Microblogging service Twitter has launched a paid subscription for its users with enhanced features and advanced functions. For now, Twitter Blue is only available in Australia and Canada, according to the company’s press release. "As of today, we are launching our first version of Twitter Blue in Australia and Canada. In this initial phase, we hope to gain a deeper understanding of what will...

Huawei unveils its own OS for smartphones - 06/03/2021

Huawei has unveiled the first smartphones running its own HarmonyOS operating system, which is expected to replace Android on the company's devices. It also unveiled a tablet and a smart watch based on the new platform. Earlier, due to US sanctions, the company lost access to the services of Google, which together with Apple dominates the market. Huawei unveiled the first mobile devices on its...

Sotheby's auctions the 'world's first' NFT token - 06/02/2021

Sotheby's has put up for sale a work by an American artist. The work is said to be the world's first known NFT token. The auction will take place on June 3-10. In March, Christie's auctioned a virtual painting, which anyone can download online, for a record $69 million. Sotheby's is auctioning Quantum, a digital work by American artist Kevin McCoy, which the auction described as "the first known...

Scientists identify cause of blood clots after AstraZeneca and J&J vaccines - 05/28/2021

A group of German scientists said they established the cause of blood clots in some cases following the administration of coronavirus vaccines from AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. They have also established what needs to be done to eliminate the possibility of thrombosis. The results of their study are published on Research Square, but have not yet been discussed by the international...

Branson's Virgin Galactic tests spaceship with people on board for the first time in two years - 05/24/2021

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has conducted its first test launch of its spacecraft with people on board since early 2019. The company is already offering prospective tourists the chance to book a trip to space for $250,000. British billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has tested the VSS Unity spacecraft, launching it into space and returning it to Earth. The company announced this...

China lands its first spacecraft on Mars - 05/17/2021

China has successfully landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time. It will study the planet's atmosphere, topography and geology. The last Chinese probe failed to leave Earth's orbit. China has successfully landed a spacecraft on the surface of Mars. This was reported by Xinhua news agency, citing the China National Space Administration. This has become the first landing of a Chinese probe...

Lagarde: Europe could start experimenting with the digital euro as soon as summer - 04/29/2021

The European Central Bank (ECB) will decide in the summer whether to start experimenting with the digital euro, but it will not mean introducing such a currency in the short term, ECB chief Christine Lagarde said during an online conference. "We are looking at all the options and all the risks involved. We will decide in the summer whether we will introduce the experiment," she said. That said,...
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