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No Cases? No Chance. The Truth About North Korea and Covid-19

The real impact of Covid-19 on North Korea -- and its citizens -- remains a mystery. Faced with a global health crisis, the country has turned inwards more than ever. From a report: "North Korea, in general, is more difficult to know this year or las.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJan 22nd, 2021

5G service penetration rates expanding in China, Korea, and US

The number of 5G service subscribers in China, Korea and the US has reached 315 million recently, Digitimes Research has found......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News5 hr. 23 min. ago

Tight ABF substrate supply may ease in 2023 at earliest

Tight supply for ABF substrates may ease in 2023 at the earliest if makers in Taiwan, Japan and Korea can smoothly commercialize their new capacity with stable yield rates in 2022 as scheduled, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News5 hr. 23 min. ago

Hong Kong fintech unicorn WeLab raises $75M led by insurance giant Allianz

One of the few industries that have benefited from the COVID-19 crisis is online finance. Around the world, the pandemic has forced consumers to adopt digital banking. Hong Kong’s WeLab, a fintech company founded in 2013, saw users soar by 20%.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 55 min. ago

LSK Global PS Adopts Veeva Vault Clinical Applications to Streamline Global Trial Processes

Leading Korean CRO using Vault eTMF, Vault CTMS, and Veeva SiteVault Free for increased efficiency and collaboration with sponsors SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Veeva Systems (NYSE: VEEV) announced that LSK Global Pharma Services Co......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News17 hr. 23 min. ago

"What the Truth Is": FAA Safety Engineer Slams Oversight of Boeing"s 737 MAX

The Seattle Times reports: Haunted by the two deadly crashes of Boeing 737 MAX jets and his agency's role in approving the plane, veteran Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety engineer Joe Jacobsen is stepping forward publicly to give the vic.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News20 hr. 56 min. ago

Mozilla Urges "Remain Calm: the Fox is Still in the Firefox Logo"

Last week Firefox's official blog responded to some viral misinformation about the Firefox logo. "People were up in arms because they thought we had scrubbed fox imagery from our browser. Rest easy knowing nothing could be further from the truth...".....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 7th, 2021

COVID"s Unlikely Offspring: The Rise of Smartwatch as Illness Detector

Researchers are stretching the capabilities of smartwatches to track illnesses from COVID-19 to Crohn's disease Smartwatches and wearable devices have come a long way beyond counting steps. They’re getting better at detecting illness,.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Vaccine selfies are everywhere. That"s actually a good thing

When Brittany Hall from upstate New York received her first Covid-19 vaccine after barely leaving home since last March, she pulled out her phone and took a selfie to mark the occasion. "I cried so hard the lady that helped me had to comfort me," she.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Samsung and Mastercard To Pilot Biometric Payments Card in South Korea

Samsung Electronics and Mastercard have partnered to pilot a biometric card that uses a built-in fingerprint sensor to authorise in-store transactions. From a report: The partnership, confirmed through a memorandum of understanding, will see the comp.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

China"s "Sharp Eyes" Program Aims To Surveil 100% of Public Space

schwit1 shares a report: One of China's largest and most pervasive surveillance networks got its start in a small county about seven hours north of Shanghai. In 2013, the local government in Pingyi County began installing tens of thousands of securit.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

CDC Study Says On-Premises Dining Linked To COVID-19 Spread

Thelasko shares a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NPR reports on the key findings: As several states face criticism for lifting coronavirus-related public health restrictions, a study published Friday confirms t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

New evidence COVID-19 antibodies, vaccines less effective against variants

New research has found that new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 can evade antibodies that work against the original form of the virus that sparked the pandemic, potentially undermining the effectiveness of vaccines and antibody-based drugs.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

The US Has a Covid "Scariants" Problem. Here"s How to Fix It

Researchers are racing to understand new versions of the coronavirus. But without scientific standards, too many mutants are getting the monster treatment......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Antibiotic-resistant strains of staph bacteria may be spreading between pigs raised in factory farms

DNA sequencing of bacteria found in pigs and humans in rural eastern North Carolina, an area with concentrated industrial-scale pig-farming, suggests that multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains are spreading between pigs, farmworkers, thei.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

You"re Vaccinated and People Want to Visit. Now What?

After getting fully inoculated against Covid-19, here are some scenarios that prove the New Normal isn’t normal at all......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Going forth with standardized tests may cause more problems than it solves

Despite the many ways that COVID-19 has disrupted schools, the U.S. Department of Education will not give states a pass on giving standardized tests to students this year as it did in spring 2020. That's according to new guidance the department issue.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

How would digital COVID vaccine passports work? And what"s stopping people from faking them?

Although international travel restrictions for Australia have been extended to at least June, there may still be potential for a trans-Tasman bubble with New Zealand (and maybe some other countries), according to reports......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Financial crashes, pandemics, Texas snow: How math could predict "black swan" events

What if mathematicians could have seen COVID-19 coming, or could predict the next outbreak? Is it possible that numbers, manipulated by statistics, might warn of future market fluctuations and environmental disasters, or herald vast shifts in finance.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Frog cakes and Fruchocs: Famous local foods attract valuable tourist dollars

From the mouth-watering baked goods of the Port Elliot Bakery, to the ocean freshness of Coffin Bay oysters, local foods are fast becoming a major drawcard for domestic tourists, especially amid COVID-19, where the safest and most reliable travel opt.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

UK to fast-track modified COVID vaccines designed to combat new variants

Coronavirus vaccines that have been tweaked to deal with new variants of the disease will be fast-tracked for authorisation, the UK regulator has said......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021