Technology

Dubai Creates Artificial Rainfall To Combat Heatwave

In one of the most fascinating technologies in history, the famous city of Dubai is continuing its creation of fake rain to tackle heatwave. Drones are used for heavy downpours, partly caused by cloud-seeding projects. Dubai deals with extremely hot summers with temperatures over 50°C. The United Arab Emirates’ National Center of Meteorology (NCM) uses drone technology for electrical charges ...

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Governor Okezie Displays First Pair Of Sandals He Made As A Student Of The Aba Footwear Academy (Photos)

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, on Wednesday, displayed the first pair of sandals he made as a student of the Aba Footwear Academy. Ikpeazu displayed the footwear to journalists in his office while briefing them of his administration’s efforts to boost the production of made in Nigeria products. Abia State is widely known for the promotion of locally made ...

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Jeff Bezos and other passengers to launch space today

  Jeff Bezos and three other passengers are set to fly to space aboard Bezos’ space company, Blue Origin today, July 20. The space jet by New Shepard is expected to take flight at around 9 a.m. ET carrying Bezos, his brother Mark, aviator Wally Funk and Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old and the company’s first paying customer. It will be ...

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Insecurity: Nigeria Set To Deploy Robots, Artificial Intelligence To Fight Criminals

The Senate on Wednesday said that the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has established a centre for artificial intelligence and robotics to deploy the use of robots and artificial intelligence in combating crime and criminality in Nigeria. The revelation came to the fore when the upper chamber considered a report on ‘the spate of growing insecurity in Nigeria’ by ...

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Facebook hits $1 trillion valuation for first time

A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed federal and state antitrust complaints against Facebook Inc (FB.O) that sought to force the social media company to sell Instagram and WhatsApp, saying the federal complaint was “legally insufficient.” Facebook shares rose more than 4% after the ruling. The share price rise put Facebook’s market capitalization over $1 trillion for the first time. The ...

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Web designer names son HTML in honour of profession

  A Philippines web designer has in respect for his profession, named his son HTML. In a Facebook post, the newborn was introduced as Hypertext Mark-up Language Rayo Pascual – or HTML for short. The child’s father Mac Pascual, a web developer, reportedly chose the unusual name as a tribute to his profession. He told local news site inquirer.net that ...

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Buhari receives first made-in-Nigeria cell phone (Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari has taken delivery of the first ever Nigeria-made cellphone called ITF Mobile.   The product was presented to him by Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, just before commencement of the week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.     Introducing the product to the President, Adebayo said it was ...

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Lady uses ‘pure water’ sachets to make strong interlocking tiles

  Nigerian lady, Intissar Bashir Kurfi used sachet water commonly known as pure water nylons to make interlocking tiles, and accolades are streaming in for her on social media. The 29-year-old founder of Ifrique Design, said she engages students in picking the waste and rewards them with solar light for night reading. In an interview with BBC Pidgin, Intissar said ...

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China becomes 2nd nation to land spacecraft on Mars after U.S

The lander carrying China’s first Mars rover has touched down on the red planet, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) confirmed on Saturday morning. It is the first time China has landed a probe on a planet other than Earth and made it the second country after the United States to do so. Tianwen-1, consisting of an orbiter, a lander ...

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South Korea unveils locally made fighter jet

South Korea on Friday unveiled a prototype of its first fighter jet, a highly symbolic moment in its decades-long quest for a combat plane of its own. The gray jet, named KF-21 Boramae, was showcased at a rollout ceremony held at the Korea Aerospace Industries headquarters in the southern city of Sacheon. The ceremony held more than five years after ...

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Good News! WhatsApp introduce voice and video calling features to its app’s on desktop

  On Thursday, Facebook-owned popular messaging app WhatsApp has officially rolled out voice and video call support for its desktop app. In a tweet today, WhatsApp announced end-to-end encrypted voice and video calls for its desktop app version and also shared a link to download the app on your computer. “Sometimes you just need a little more space. Secure and reliable, end-to-end encrypted ...

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(Video) Sanwo-Olu unveils first electric car assembled in Nigeria

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday unveiled the first electric car to be assembled in Nigeria.   The car was assembled in Nigeria by the Stallion Group Automobile Factory in Ojo area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. Gbenga Akosile, Chief Press Secretary on Media to Sanwo-Olu, displayed a video of the unveiling on his twitter handle on Friday. He said ...

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China warns consumers could boycott Apple if US bans WeChat

Chinese consumers could boycott Apple if the United States bans WeChat, China’s foreign ministry spokesman warned Friday, as the clock ticks down on a US order to block the popular social app.   US President Donald Trump this month announced a ban from mid-September on WeChat and another Chinese-owned app, TikTok, accusing them of threatening national security, further stoking tensions ...

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UNN manufactures anti-COVID-19 digital machine

The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, has launched a contactless digital hand-cleaning machine that uses sensor to monitor body temperature, dispenses hand sanitizer, detergent and water.   Inspecting the equipment produced by the institution’s faculty of Engineering, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof Charles Igwe, said that the machine was an improvement over the manual hand cleaning machine that dispenses ...

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Killings: El-Rufai proposes use of CCTV cameras in Southern Kaduna

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, says his administration is installing closed-circuit televisions in the southern part of the state as part of efforts to strengthen security forces and restore calm in the crisis-torn communities.   The governor made this known in a statement after meeting with the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Revd. Supo Ayokunle, and other CAN ...

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SpaceX crew finally returns to Earth, ending historic mission

Two US astronauts have undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) and were expected to splash down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday afternoon, ending a historic mission testing human spaceflight operations for SpaceX hardware. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, captaining the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, undocked at 7:35 pm (2335 GMT) on Saturday. Their trip back ...

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India uses arrival of new fighter jets to warn China

The first five Rafale fighter jets bought from France in a multi-billion-dollar deal landed in India on Wednesday and the defence minister used their arrival to launch a veiled warning to neighbouring China over territorial tensions. A water-cannon guard of honour greeted the five jets when they landed at the Ambala airbase in Haryana state. An intense nationwide spotlight on ...

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Scientists develop blood test that can detect cancer four years ahead

A blood test can detect signs of cancer four years before symptoms appear, an “exciting” new study led by Chinese researchers found. The non-invasive blood test, called PanSeer, detects cancer in 95 percent of individuals who have no symptoms but later receive a diagnosis, the researchers found. “We demonstrated that five types of cancer can be detected through a DNA ...

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