February 20, 2018

Gambling: From ancient Egypt to the 21st Century

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Excitement is an inherent attribute of a person and civilization is a whole. Mankind has been playing games where the profit depends on the chance for thousands of years. Some games replace others, but their essence doesn’t change. Games at the Dawn of Civilization Researchers found that the first game, in which the win was […]

Chinese police are using smart glasses to identify potential suspects

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By Jon Russell From TechCrunch China already operates the world’s largest surveillance state with some 170 million CCTV cameras at work, but its line of sight is about to get a new angle thanks to new smart eyewear that is being piloted by police officers. The smart specs look a lot like Google Glass, but […]

China offers better model for LatAm

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From Ecns.cn Attack on nation’s policy by U.S. official ‘baseless’ China is taking a mutually beneficial approach to economic cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean, while the U.S. is seeking to preserve its dominant position in the region under its protectionist “America First” strategy, two Chinese experts said on Monday. The experts, who specialize […]

Sure looks like China has a ship-mounted railgun

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By Devin Coldewey From TechCrunch Ever since Eraser, everyone wants a railgun. Turns out China is no exception. Some photos posted by Dafeng Cao, a Twitter user who keeps close tabs on Chinese military developments, show a ship-mounted gun that could very well be the country’s very own homegrown electromagnetically propelled mass driver. Railguns, or […]

Wake up call!

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By Marie-Claire Williams From Barbados Today Ex-Governor urges region to go solar A leading regional economist says the Caribbean has been too slow in taking advantage of the renewable energy sector. Delivering the inaugural Confucius lecture at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination on Wednesday night, former Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados […]

Monkeys have been successfully cloned in China, but you might not like the reason why

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By Mike Wehner From BGR It’s now been over two decades since scientists in Scotland successfully cloned a sheep and named the newborn Dolly. In the years since, the technology that powers cloning has advanced slowly but steadily, and while many scientists fear the inevitability that one day a human clone will be created, others […]

China forum with Latin America, Caribbean to bolster ties

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From Xinhua BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — The upcoming second ministerial meeting under the framework of China and the Forum of Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will deepen cooperation and strengthen the complementary relationship between the two sides, a prominent political analyst has said. Patricio Giusto, a public policy expert and […]

Bitcoin slumps to $10,000, half its peak price, as regulatory fears grow

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From Newsmax Bitcoin skidded below $10,000 on Wednesday, halving in value from its peak price, with investors gripped by fears regulators could clamp down on the volatile cryptocurrency that sky-rocketed last year. The price of bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best known cryptocurrency, fell to as low as $9,500 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange, the […]

F1 Oncology announces development milestone and $10M equity investment

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From F1 Oncology Precision medicine-directed trial of AXL and ROR2 targeted conditionally active CAR-T cellular products to enroll patients with refractory, metastatic kidney cancer IMAGE: (PRNewsfoto/F1 Oncology) SHANGHAI and WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — F1 Oncology, Inc., a biotechnology company discovering and developing adoptive cellular therapies (ACTs) for solid tumors, today announced […]

Weapon flies under radar

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China reportedly tests new ballistic weapon that flies under radar By Mallory Locklear From engadget The hypersonic glide vehicle may pose a challenge to existing defense systems A US government source told The Diplomat this week that China has conducted flight tests of a missile equipped with a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV). Two tests of […]