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Yeah, you heard that right. While a majority of the cellular networks have yet to switch to next-gen 5G connectivity here on Earth, the moon is about to go straight to 4G — the bigger question is what was the need to take up such an ambitious endeavor? And the simple answer is NASA is sending the next manned mission to the moon in 2024 and looking for a permanent lunar base that would need connectivity to function smoothly.

NASA has contracted Nokia Bell Labs’ to deploy the first ultra-compact, low-power, space-hardened, end-to-end LTE solution on the lunar surface in late 2022. Nokia is partnering with Intuitive Machines for this mission to integrate this groundbreaking network into its lunar lander and deliver it to the lunar surface. …

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Mcgill University led-initiative included public health, epidemiology, vaccine & infectious disease experts

Not that having the right information in this data-driven world is necessary, especially in these challenging times of the pandemic, the constant bombardment of bad news for the past many months about the virus infections have left many of us scarred psychologically. Staying optimistic about the future becomes cumbersome when all you hear on the media is rising case numbers — which currently stand at 44.8 million infected and 1.18 million deaths, according to real-time COVID-19 Dashboard by Johns Hopkins University.

One should definitely stay informed, follow the health guidelines, and try to stay positive. I know the latter is much harder to do these days, but the news that I am about to share with you might put a smile on your face. Researchers at the McGill University of Canada have developed a real-time, interactive online COVID-19 vaccine tracker, so you don't have to wander online in search of reliable vaccine news. …

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BTC posting 50–100% gains have more than doubled in the last six months

Looking at the price action alone in Bitcoin (BTC), it has been an amazing run for the digital coin this year. The medium-term bullish trend which technically started in late March got a huge kick-start at the end of April. Trading around $7800 on April 29 to the recent high in the region of $13,800 — it has been an amazing growth of over 60%.

The other noticeable thing in this short time frame BTC has been favored by institutional investors. Not only has the ‘big money’ started to follow the premier digital asset, it is beginning to get recognition as a mainstream financial asset and also as a hedge against risk. For the most part of 2020, Bitcoin assumed a higher correlation with U.S stocks — replicating gains in the U.S …


Faisal Khan

A devout futurist keeping a keen eye on the latest in Emerging Tech, Global Economy, Space, Science, Cryptocurrencies & more

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