Coronavirus: How technology is helping contain the outbreak
10 February 2020 | 9:43 am
As the new coronavirus continues to spread and claim victims, we tell you how technology is helping halt the outbreak. Researchers worldwide are racing to come up with a vaccine. If all goes well, they may run the first tests in three months. Our in-house expert Dhananjay Khadilkar tells us how it works and what kind of challenges biologists face in the process.
9 Sep 2020
Hundreds of billions of dollars have been wiped off the value of technology companies in recent days, after a major share sell-off. The electric carmaker Tesla was among the worst-hit companies, sliding 21 percent in trading on Tuesday. Investors are concerned that these firms' shares rose too quickly during the pandemic and are now overvalued. Despite the rout, most tech shares are still trading at much higher values than they were at the beginning of the year. Also today, we look at Uber's pledge to use more electric vehicles.
20 Sep 2020
What is the problem with 5G? A little over a week before France is due to deliver licenses, as newly-elected left and Green Party mayors lead the call for a moratorium, France's President telling a French tech conference that he is a fan of next generation 5G. We listen to Emmanuel Macron's dig against Amish technology. And so, putting Puritan sects and COVID conspiracies aside. Is there a health or environment risk linked to what has been billed as an acceleration to warp speed for wireless mobile networks?
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In France, the arrival of 5G technology is imminent: phone network providers hope to begin 5G operations by the end of the year. Together they have spent more than €2 billion purchasing the required frequencies. While the transition to a 5G world is expected to revolutionise various parts of the economy, including the industry and health sectors, there are also fears about its rollout. Many NGOs are warning of health and environmental risks. FRANCE 24's Catherine Norris-Trent, Hanane Saïdani and Wassim Cornet report.
22 Oct 2020
As France prepares to hold a ceremony honouring slain history teacher Samuel Paty, papers focus on the struggle teachers face in addressing Islamist extremism. We also look at Canada's "lobster war" between commercial and indigenous fishermen, plus reports that artificial intelligence is being used to create fake nude photos of thousands of everyday women. And in a rare show of US bipartisan camaraderie, rival candidates running for governor of Utah release a joint campaign ad calling for "civility".
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NUC approves Science And Technology University for Kogi State
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FG urges investors to utilise digital technology to solve local, global challenges
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Dangote refinery targets research, technology to boost job creation
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Leaked police data showed thousands of Uighur people were arbitrarily selected for arrest via a computer program, a Human Rights Watch report has found.
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Customs vows to leverage on technology for revenue generation
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A report that German submarines are navigating the globe with Russian hardware has sparked security concerns. The newspaper Bild claims that the equipment is "open" to cyber sabotage and even "full loss of operability."
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Ikenna Nzewi, Co-founder of Releaf speaks to GuardianTV on how Releaf is currently industrializing food using technology to accelerate agriculture in Nigeria and Africa.
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