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Dubbed as ‘GRAND’, the algorithm eliminates the need for multiple, computationally complex decoders

We are seeing researchers pushing the boundaries when it comes to chip innovation. I have touched base on some of the breakthroughs made in this field recently. Intel, Nvidia & IBM have all been at the forefront of such endeavors. Last year the chip giant Intel revealed the company’s most…


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This dangerous mobile Trojan affects at least 200 malicious applications on the Google Play Store

Cybersecurity has become a major issue for all industries in the last year — so much so that the governments have begun to weigh in the issue. Recently the U.S administration invited the heads of the Big techs for a discussion on how to tackle this huge issue. This is…


Researchers develop synthetic microscopic structures using inorganic matter, which imitate vital functions of biological cells

Our understanding of how the human bodies function at the cellular level has come a long way — especially when it comes to the basic unit of life, the cells. Once considered as microscopic blobs of living jelly, this biological structure is much more complex than it comes across. …


To investigate the physics underpinning white dwarf evolution, astronomers compared cooling white dwarfs in two massive collections of stars: the globular clusters M13 and M3, Hubble’s views in 2010 & 2019 respectively— Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, G. Piotto et al.

The surprise find by the space telescope has forced astronomers to rethink their theory on the aging of stars

While humans attempt to find out the holy grail behind looking younger as we age, it turns out nature provides us with an example in our cosmos. As the current theory behind the aging of stars goes, all stars in the universe have a lifespan — nothing lasts forever, as…


Currently, there are 837 unicorn companies in this distinctive club — expected to grow to more than 1000 members by 2022

The mythical creature (or a unicorn) might still be considered a rarity but the private business named after it has certainly blossomed in the past few years. Even the pandemic has not slowed down the pace of impressive in these billion-dollar startups. You can imagine the staggering growth from the…


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The state of Financial markets & Economies, Weekly Charts, Business Trends & Statistics

A volatile week ended on Wall Street with the major indices flip-flopping between gains and losses on Friday. The Evergrande’s fallout prompted traders to pull $28.6 billion from U.S. equity funds over the first three days of the week, the most since February 2018. However, the U.S equities bounced back…


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Stanford Scientists have come up with a “mini” version of the CRISPR system, making it much easier to deliver gene therapy

After stirring some controversy a few years ago, gene-editing tool CRISPR has made some significant breakthroughs in the healthcare field around the world. A Chinese biophysicist rocked the Medical World in 2018 when he declared that he had genetically modified the DNA of the twin baby girls using the CRISPR…


The main driver of the massive growth is P2P Platforms usage in Emerging markets, according to Chainalysis

Overall, 2021 has been a great year for the growth of Cryptocurrencies — despite the pullbacks, general FUD & regulatory concerns. According to the latest data from Chainalysis Insights, the massive growth this year has gotten the attention of the industry as the digital assets move ever closer to mainstream…


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A novel study reveals that more the brown dwarfs might be lurking in our galaxy than the scientists previously thought

Brown dwarfs are an interesting class of exoplanets — these turbulent gas giants are too small to be a star and too large to be a planet (as the figure above suggests) & could be extremely hot. …


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Wealth disparity is evident from the fact that 1.1% of the global population held almost half of the world’s wealth

Perhaps the most positive impact of globalization that we have seen in the last couple of decades has been the uplifting of the standard of living across the world. Millions of people in China & India have come out of poverty. Make no mistake though, Poverty is still a global…

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