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NEW TYPE OF BATTERY CAN CHARGE 10X FASTER THAN LITHIUM-ION MODELS

21 APRIL 2021 Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are basically everywhere, powering everything from smartphones to notebooks, earbuds to gaming devices, and so much more. But while the convenience of this ubiquitous (and Nobel Prize-winning) battery chemistry has radically changed the way we use and charge portable technology, lithium-ion is far from perfect. The …

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HOW TO SPOT BLOOD CLOT SYMPTOMS, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

20 APRIL 2021 Blood clots are an extremely rare but serious side effect of ASTRAZENECA’S COVID-19 VACCINE, regulators announced on Wednesday. The benefits of AstraZeneca’s vaccine still outweigh the risks, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said in a press release. Still, the agency’s safety committee said it’s important to know the signs of …

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WASTEWATER PUMPED INTO TAMPA BAY COULD HARM MARINE ENVIRONMENT

19 APRIL 2021  Millions of gallons of water laced with fertilizer ingredients are being pumped into Florida’s Tampa Bay from a leaking reservoir at an abandoned phosphate plant at Piney Point. As the water spreads into the bay, it carries phosphorus and nitrogen – nutrients that under the right conditions can fuel dangerous …

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ONE COVID-19 STRAIN MAY ‘BREAK THROUGH’ PFIZER VACCINE, EARLY RESULTS SHOW

14 APRIL 2021 The South African coronavirus variant is better at “breaking through” the defenses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine than other forms of the virus, Israeli experts said Sunday. However, one of the authors told AFP that while the study showed the variant to be relatively successful in infecting vaccinated people, it did not provide …

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U.S. NAVY CHALLENGES INDIA’S EEZ NAVIGATION RULES

13 APRIL 2021  In a rare move, the U.S. Navy conducted a freedom of navigation patrol in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) without India’s preliminary consent. The service declared that the move was aimed at challenging India’s “excessive maritime claims.” Even though patrols of this nature in disputed waters …

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EGYPT WILL HOLD EVER GIVEN UNTIL DAMAGE CLAIM IS RESOLVED

12TH APRIL 2021  The container ship Ever Given is still anchored in Egypt’s Great Bitter Lake, weeks after salvors freed her from the banks of the Suez Canal – and she may not be leaving soon. The Suez Canal Authority’s top official told a local TV station last week that the vessel …

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ABANDONED HEAVY-LIFT VESSEL SUCCESSFULLY TOWED TO PORT

11 APRIL 2021  The four-day drama of the Dutch heavy-lift vessel abandoned and drifting towards the Norwegian coast came to a quiet end as the vessel was brought safely to port this afternoon. An emergency effort late last night secured a towline after airlifting the salvage crew to the deck …

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MSC BOXSHIP LOSES POWER IN NORTH PACIFIC DUE TO “BAD FUEL”

10 APRIL 2021  The 13,000 TEU container ship MSC Ariane temporarily lost power in the North Pacific due to a fuel quality issue, operator Mediterranean Shipping Company advised clients on Tuesday. “The container ship MSC Ariane, deployed on our Pearl service, had to stop at sea due to an engine issue due to bad …

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“ERROR 409: CONFLICT”, IT’S A MESSAGE YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE ON YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN.

18 APRIL 2021  On June 27, 2017, during a sunny afternoon at its Copenhagen headquarters, global shipping titan A.P. Møller-Maersk, responsible for nearly 800 vessels, found its operations dead in the water in a matter of minutes. As reported by Wired magazine, within two hours the NotPetya or Nyetya, a …

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SCIENTISTS THINK WE CAN ‘DELAY’ THE AGING PROCESS, BUT HOW FAR CAN WE ACTUALLY GO?

17 APRIL 2021 As we get older, many changes happen to our body, we become frail, our hair turns white, and our skin wrinkles. We also become more susceptible to disease and may lose our cognitive abilities. Aging is generally considered an inevitable part of life, but can it be …

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