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Summary Amid COVID-19, numerous leading technology companies are not only holding steady, rather thriving to outpace the market. Recently, e-commerce behemoth Amazon unveiled its plans to acquire an autonomous vehicles builder, Zoox to boost its presence in the promising autonomous driving space. Amazon secured a deal with JV Trust of Brickworks and Goodman to open …

DALLAS & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Basis Technologies, creators of the most complete DevOps and test automation platform engineered specifically for SAP systems, today announced the introduction of ActiveControl 8.3, the newest version of the company’s innovative DevOps automation solution. This market-leading technology enables on-demand delivery of SAP change through the adoption of agile, DevOps and CI/CD. ActiveControl …

Image copyright KFBG Image caption Males are jet black; females are golden yellow The discovery of a new breeding pair raises hope for the survival of the world’s rarest primate, the Hainan Gibbon. Ravaged by deforestation and poaching, the ape now lives only in a patch of forest on China’s Hainan island. In the 1950s, …

Image copyright A.Jamieson Image caption The octopus moves in to investigate the bait on the lander The deepest ever sighting of an octopus has been made by cameras on the Indian Ocean floor. The animal was spotted 7,000m down in the Java Trench – almost 2km deeper than the previous reliable recording. Researchers, who report …

With most of the planet locked down due to the Covid-19 crisis, experts believe this could be the time when nature finally takes a break amid low human activity and get into a healing mode. However, a latest report suggests that coronavirus lockdown may have a detrimental effect on the planet’s forest cover. A report …

A Samsung smartphone with quantum technology is due to launch in Korea next week Getty Now there’s something that I wasn’t expecting any time soon: a quantum-powered smartphone. Yet here we are, with an announcement from Samsung and Korean provider SK Telecom that the world’s first 5G smartphone complete with a quantum random number generator …

The “Genomic Era” saw a multitude of advances in methods to analyze the genome, and as such, genetics research has progressed in leaps and bounds since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. The field of Proteomics, in which the proteome of a cell, tissue or organism is studied, has somewhat lagged behind, …

Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim nation and tens of millions of people make their way home to celebrate the end of Ramadan each year with families and loved ones, an annual tradition called mudik. But the country is grappling with rapidly rising numbers of coronavirus infections and there are concerns that the mass …

Image copyright Copernicus/Esa/Sentinel-1 Image caption A-68 has now dropped a large chunk of ice itself. The main berg is about 150km long The world’s biggest iceberg, A-68, just got a little smaller. At around 5,100 sq km, the behemoth has been the largest free-floating block of ice in Antarctica since it broke away from the …

The world’s fastest supercomputer has been created from volunteers loaning spare time on their home PCs to fold proteins, a scientific task that could prove instrumental in the fight against the coronavirus. According to Folding@Home, the organisation that runs the distributed computing effort, the combined power of the network broke 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 operations per second – …