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China to Build Nuclear Power Plant in Argentina as It Expands ‘Belt and Road’
As part of a larger push to exert its influence in the region, China has finalized a deal with Argentina to build a nuclear power plant using its advanced clean energy technology. The US$8 billion...
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Spirulina-Enriched Blue Beer
Craft beers have become increasingly popular in recent years and come in a range of flavors, colors, and styles. Consumers have more options than they have ever had before. The new kid on the block...
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Unlocking the Mystery of the Mayan Collapse
The tropical rainforests of southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras were home to the Maya for most of the first millennium AD. These people established several kingdoms and minor empires, constructed massive palaces, ball courts,...
China’s Central Bank Launches Digital Currency App
In an ambitious push to expand its digital currency, China’s central bank has launched a trial version for its digital yuan via a wallet app.  The app is now available on China’s Android and iOS...
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Opium Poppy: The Flower That Revolutionized Medicine, But Fueled the Opioid Epidemic
Recognizable by their delicate, vivid blossoms, poppies are a flowering plant of the Papaveraceae subfamily. Poppies grow all over the world, from the freezing tundra to scorching hot deserts. They can be found in fields,...
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Cosmic Rays Are Interfering With Quantum Processors and That Has Scientists Stumped
Scientists face numerous obstacles before quantum computers become reliable enough for users to trust their outputs. Error handling has been notoriously difficult to manage on the sensitive equipment. Computer scientists have recently discovered yet another...
Chinese and Russian hackers pose a major security threat to the U.S. This photo taken on August 4, 2020 shows Prince, a member of the hacking group Red Hacker Alliance who refused to give his real name, using his computer at their office in Dongguan, China's southern Guangdong province.
Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Linked to Surveillance Operations and Intelligence Gathering: Report
An analysis by the Washington Post finds that Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei may have played a larger role in surveillance and software programs than previously acknowledged by both the company and the government.  The review...
China’s Tech Industry Seeing Largest Round of Layoffs as Beijing’s Sweeping Crackdown Continues
As Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s crackdown on the country’s Big Tech sector continues, Beijing’s regulators are upping the heat on a heavily saturated internet sector, adding financial pressure to tech companies already impacted by profit...
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US and Taiwan Reach New Agreement to Bolster Chip Technology
The U.S. and Taiwan have reached a new agreement to strengthen cooperation between the two by establishing new frameworks in technology trade, investment and innovation.  U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo’s office said a five-hour call...