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Coronavirus Lockdown Fosters Community Spirit in U.K. Through Social Help Groups

Coronavirus Lockdown Fosters Community Spirit in U.K. Through Social Help Groups

Help communities on social media are connecting people with those most in want during the coronavirus shutdown, strengthening a community spirit often shunned in the capital’s fast-paced life. Londoner Stephanie Cheun is one of those chipping in, leaving a bag of groceries on the doorstep of a stranger in her neighborhood after getting the decision on Facebook. To ensure she wasn’t left out of pocket, Cheung was reimbursed directly by…

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Toyota, NTT Come Together to Build Smart Cities Featuring AI

Toyota, NTT Come Together to Build Smart Cities Featuring AI

Toyota Motor and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone have agreed on working together to develop smart cities and will invest 200 billion yen ($1.eight billion) in each other to rock the tie, the two firms said Tuesday. The two corporations will develop a data platform that will gather and analyze data from homes, autos, and public institutions, which might be utilized to create new companies specializing in transportation, health, and energy…

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Emirates Reverses Decisosn to Cancel Passenger Flights

Emirates Reverses Decisosn to Cancel Passenger Flights

Dubai carrier Emirates reversed Sunday its decision to cancel all passenger flights, shortly after it stated it would pause operations from March 25 amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The airline stated it “received requests from governments and customers to support the repatriation of travelers” and will proceed with operating passenger flights to 13 destinations, down from its standard 159. Emirates will continue to fly to the U.K., Switzerland, Hong Kong, Thailand,…

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Ted Baker’s 38% of RETAIL Sales Dented Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Ted Baker’s 38% of RETAIL Sales Dented Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Troubled vogue retailer Ted Baker stated Friday it has closed businesses that accounted for some 38% of its international retail sales in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. It has shut 197 retail outlets and concessions out of 416 locations worldwide with full closure in the U.S., Canada, Spain, France, Germany, Portugal and Belgium. In other markets, the retailer stated it was going through reduced trading hours; however, it added…

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Abbot Wins FDA Approval for New Coronavirus Testing Kit

Abbot Wins FDA Approval for New Coronavirus Testing Kit

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Wednesday granted Abbott Laboratories approval to sell a test for the novel coronavirus, as more firms start producing much-needed diagnostics for the pathogen that has ignited a global pandemic. The tests will help meet a significant U.S. shortfall of diagnostic capabilities that has severely limited the nation’s ability to track the spread of COVID-19. The rise in U.S. cases of the novel coronavirus,…

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New Lab Method Enables Researchers to Build Compartments in Oil and Water

New Lab Method Enables Researchers to Build Compartments in Oil and Water

A new laboratory method permits researchers to develop compartments within a liquid that, like drops of oil in water, are separate but have no physical barrier between them. The method may help researchers understand how human cells use similar “membraneless compartments” to segregate and concentrate components for essential cellular processes, chemical reactions, or other organic functions. Researchers at Penn State developed and used the method to create complex multi-sectioned compartments…

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Uber Cancels Shared Rides in Canada, U.S. to Contain Coronavirus Pandemic

Uber Cancels Shared Rides in Canada, U.S. to Contain Coronavirus Pandemic

Uber Technologies Tuesday started canceling shared rides on its ride-hailing platform in the USA and Canada to restrict the spread of the coronavirus. The pooled option, which allows riders to book rides at lower prices by sharing the car with up to three other passengers touring in the same direction, has been disabled for users opening the apps in the two nations. A spokesperson stated similar measures outside the U.S. and…

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EnCap Withdraws Stakes in U.S. Shale as Market Situation Worsens

EnCap Withdraws Stakes in U.S. Shale as Market Situation Worsens

Energy investor EnCap Investments withdrew a stake in the U.S. shale business this month. The $2.5 billion sale of oil producer Felix Energy to competitor WPX Energy, reaching a contract at a time when energy mergers have all but dried up. EnCap’s big payday, 153 million WPX shares worth $1.6 billion-plus $900 million in cash, proved short-lived as tanking oil and stock markets shed about two-thirds off the worth of…

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TikTok Owner Zhang Yiming Set to Share Global Stage with U.S Tech Giants

TikTok Owner Zhang Yiming Set to Share Global Stage with U.S Tech Giants

The founder of China’s ByteDance, CEO of the wildly successful TikTok application, has for years aspired to make ByteDance the first Chinese agency to contest U.S. internet titans on the global stage. On Thursday, Zhang Yiming made a crucial move to achieve that. Generating new leadership positions for ByteDance’s China business, Zhang stated in a letter to employees he would now concentrate on global growth and fresh initiatives such as…

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New Genetics Research Brings Dark Portion of Genome into Light

New Genetics Research Brings Dark Portion of Genome into Light

Like there’s a mysterious dark matter that accounts for 85% of our universe, there is a “dark” part of the human genome that has baffled scientists for decades. A study featured on March 9, in Genome Research, identifies new parts of the fruit genome that was hidden in these dark regions. The paper titled “Gene Expression Networks in the Drosophila Genetic Reference Panel” is the fruits of years of research by…

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