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As climate risks rise, scientists call for rules on solar engineering

As climate risks rise, scientists call for rules on solar engineering

LONDON (Reuters) – Technologies to reflect some of the sun’s rays away from Earth, as a way to cool future runaway climate change, are moving closer to becoming a reality, and rules are needed now to govern them, scientists and other experts said on Monday.“There is no risk-free path at this point” in dealing with […]

Musk escapes the worst, but Tesla still faces a bumpy road

Musk escapes the worst, but Tesla still faces a bumpy road

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Tesla has promised to revolutionise the automobile, but the high-end electric car maker keeps hitting road blocks created by its founder Elon Musk’s erratic behaviour and considerable ego.Those traits contributed to fraud charges brought against Musk on Thursday by federal regulators, a potentially serious blow coming just as Tesla is ramping up […]

Lose 5 times more weight by training your mind

Lose 5 times more weight by training your mind

Islamabad, September 27, (online): Losing weight requires making diet and lifestyle adjustments, but once we’ve done that, can we do anything to maximize the good results? A new study shows that applying a simple mind imagery technique could boost weight loss significantly.Recently, Dr. Linda Solbrig and colleagues, from the University of Plymouth in the United […]

Eating when full: A battle between two brain signals

Eating when full: A battle between two brain signals

Islamabad (online) – Why does desire to keep eating overpower the signal that says we are full? New research discovers that it involves a struggle between two neighboring groups of brain cells in which the brain’s opioid system also has a role.The study, which features in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was […]

Hyundai signs deal to sell 1,000 hydrogen-powered trucks

Hyundai signs deal to sell 1,000 hydrogen-powered trucks

SEOUL: Hyundai said on Wednesday it will sell 1,000 hydrogen-powered trucks in Switzerland over the next five years through a new tie-up, betting the vehicles could beat battery-powered models sold by the likes of Tesla Inc.South Korea’s Hyundai and Japan’s Toyota are among a handful of car makers doubling down on hydrogen vehicles amid an intensifying […]

Facebook accused of discrimination with job ad targeting

Facebook accused of discrimination with job ad targeting

WASHINGTON DC: A complaint has been filed with the US government accusing Facebook and 10 other companies of using the platform’s job ad targeting system to discriminate on the basis of gender.The complaint was announced Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union, a union called the Communications Workers of America and a labor law firm, on behalf of […]

Older iPhones may lose dongles, move to hurt chip supplier Cirrus: Barclays

Older iPhones may lose dongles, move to hurt chip supplier Cirrus: Barclays

(Reuters) – Apple’s older iPhones would no longer include lightning-to-headphone jack adapters, the company’s website showed on Thursday, which according to Barclays would hurt audio chip supplier Cirrus Logic.Shares of Cirrus, which makes analog chips used in Apple devices, fell 3.8 per cent to $39.46. In fiscal 2018, Apple accounted for about 81 per cent […]