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The record-breaking jet which still haunts a country

The record-breaking jet which still haunts a country

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By Mark Piesing16th June 2020A decade after the end of World War Two, Canada built a jet which pushed technology to its limits. But its demise showed why smaller nations found it difficult to compete in the Jet Age.T To mark the end of a turbulent year, we are bringing back some of our favourite stories for BBC Future’s “Best of 2020” collection. Discover more of our picks here. In the early years of the Cold War, Canada decided to design and build the most advanced fighter aircraft in the world. Canada is well known for its rugged bush planes, capable of rough landings and hair-raising take-offs in the wilderness. From the late 1930s, the North American country had also started to manufacture British-designed planes for the Allied war effort. Many of these planes w...
Croatia earthquake: Seven dead as rescuers search rubble for survivors

Croatia earthquake: Seven dead as rescuers search rubble for survivors

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Published2 hours agoShare A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck central Croatia, with reports of many injuries and at least seven deaths. A 12-year-old girl was killed in Petrinja, the prime minister said as he visited the town. Five people died in the nearby town of Glina, his deputy said. A seventh victim was found in the rubble of a church in Zazina, state media reports. Petrinja's mayor said around half the town had been destroyed and people were being pulled from the rubble. The earthquake could be felt in the Croatian capital Zagreb, in neighbouring Bosnia and Serbia, and as far away as Italy. One woman was pulled alive from the rubble of the town hall in Petrinja, Croatian media reported. image captionSome of the injured were evacuated to Zagreb "We are ...
Biden says Trump vaccine roll-out is ‘falling behind’

Biden says Trump vaccine roll-out is ‘falling behind’

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Published29 minutes agoShareRelated Topics Coronavirus pandemic image captionUS President-elect Joe Biden said it could take months before the majority of Americans are vaccinated US President-elect Joe Biden has criticised the Trump administration's distribution of coronavirus vaccines, saying it was falling behind schedule. Mr Biden said the vaccine drive was the "greatest operational challenge we've ever faced as a nation". The Trump administration had aimed to vaccinate 20 million Americans by the end of December. So far, only 2.1 million have received shots, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "The Trump administration's plan to distribute vaccines is falling far behind," Mr Biden said in a speech on Tuesday. "I'm going to move H...
JAKIM keluarkan 6 pelan tindakan tangani isu halal daging import

JAKIM keluarkan 6 pelan tindakan tangani isu halal daging import

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Oleh Sophia Ahmad - Disember 29, 2020 @ 7:47pmsophia@bh.com.my - Foto hiasan KUALA LUMPUR: Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM) semalam mengeluarkan pelan tindakan bagi menangani isu keraguan status halal daging import, seterusnya menambah baik kelemahan yang ada dan merangka prosedur operasi standard (SOP) baharu pengurusan halal. Melalui Bahagian Pengurusan Halal dan Sekretariat Majlis Halal Malaysia, jabatan berkenaan akan mengadakan perbincangan dengan pelbagai kementerian serta agensi berkaitan, selain pengimport dan pengedar daging. Tindakan lain adalah mempromosi badan pensijilan dan logo halal luar negara yang diiktiraf JAKIM serta meningkatkan pemantauan dan pemeriksaan ke atas premis pengimport daging, pemegang Sijil Pengesahan Halal Malaysia (S...
Malaysia berhasrat tingkat usaha dengan UAE bangunkan vaksin COVID-19

Malaysia berhasrat tingkat usaha dengan UAE bangunkan vaksin COVID-19

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Disember 30, 2020 @ 6:59am Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia berhasrat untuk meningkatkan usaha membangunkan vaksin bersama dengan Emiriah Arab Bersatu (UAE) dalam usaha menangani pandemik COVID-19, titah Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah. Dalam temu bual eksklusif dengan Emirates News Agency (WAM), Seri Paduka bertitah UAE menunjukkan bahawa negara itu adalah rakan kepada Malaysia dalam tempoh sukar ini. "Kedua-dua negara boleh meneroka dan memperhebatkan hubungan dalam bidang pembangunan vaksin COVID-19 dan mengukuhkan kerjasama pasca pandemik antaranya dalam bidang kesihatan, pendidikan, keselamatan makanan, pertanian, teknologi masa depan, tenaga bersih dan boleh ...
A Redditor is squeezing entire movies onto a single floppy disk

A Redditor is squeezing entire movies onto a single floppy disk

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They can watch their low-res version of 'Shrek' on a custom VCR. Kris Holt, @krisholt6h ago 15Comments 453Shares  Reddit/GreedyPaint Sure, you can have an 8K TV displaying incredible visuals and a top-of-the-line sound system pumping out crystal-clear 22.2 channel audio. But why bother when you can fit an entire movie onto a floppy disk and use a custom VCR to play it? A Redditor named u/GreedyPaint is doing just that. They wrote a custom x265 video codec that compresses video to a resolution of 120 x 96 pixels at a silky smooth four frames per second. As such, they were able to cram Shrek onto a medium with a storage size of 1.44 MB, or around 0.03 percent of a DVD's 4.7 GB capacity. In fact, u/GreedyPa...
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Apple Watch prototype exposes the company's 'Ultra' security testing program The pre-WatchOS 1.0 build comes with a "Lisa" development app. Steve Dent, @stevetdent8h ago 14Comments 124Shares  @AppleDemoYT A video leak appears to show a Watch prototype and reveals how Apple gets such devices to developers while still keeping them under a veil of “ultra” security. Released by a leak site called Apple Demo and first discovered via The Verge, it shows a Watch development unit running a pre-WatchOS 1.0 build, complete with Apple’s own internal development apps. The first thing you see is the box it came in, which is more interesting than it sounds. “This product is classified as Apple Confidential and is designated an ‘Ultra’...
Bison 2021- Rugged Smartphone to be Launched by New Brand, F150

Bison 2021- Rugged Smartphone to be Launched by New Brand, F150

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By Greeva Agnihotri -Dec 29, 2020 Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt F150 is a smartphone manufacturing company that was established this year by a couple of colleagues and friends that are outdoor enthusiasts. Since their devices lacked some features that an adventure-friendly phone must have, they decided to create one of their own. After putting a lot of thought and hard work into it, the company came up with their first product- Bison 2021. This smartphone is built to be durable and is all set to launch in 2021. Bison 2021 boasts a 5.86-inch Corning Gorilla Glass 5 u-notch display and is powered by a MediaTek Helio G25 chipset. It runs on a uniquely optimized OS and features an 8000mAh battery. Other features include 6GB RAM, 6...
Realme Koi smartphone appears in real skin, tipped to feature 125W fast charging

Realme Koi smartphone appears in real skin, tipped to feature 125W fast charging

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By Jed John Ikoba -Dec 29, 2020 Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Chinese phone maker Realme is alleged to have created a new Weibo account with the sole purpose to provide a sneak-peek into its upcoming Snapdragon 888-powered phone, interestingly named “Koi”. In addition, many users of the social media platform have also been posting additional information on the features of the phone on their Weibo account. Several photos and details have come out on the Koi so far. Some of the alleged photos of the Realme Koi says it comes with a 64 MP camera, in addition to the Snapdragon 888 chipset. The back of the phone has the inscription “Dare to leap” in big, boldface writing. The Dare to leap slogan was also seen in the official koi-the...
MIUI 12.5 announced: All new Features, Supported devices, & Rollout details

MIUI 12.5 announced: All new Features, Supported devices, & Rollout details

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By Balaji S -Dec 28, 2020 Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Xiaomi has announced the intermediate MIUI 12.5 version today. Just like the earlier versions(like MIUI 11.5, 10.5) it brings aesthetic changes in addition to few changes to privacy, and a new MIUI+ to connect to computers. MIUI 12.5- Design and Performance improvements According to Xiaomi, MIUI 12.5 is lighter, faster, and more efficient than before. In fact, it uses 20% fewer cores than before with 35% less background memory, and 25% less power consumption. Also, with the new version, Xiaomi has reduced the overall system apps that can be uninstalled (to 9) compared to others like iOS, EMUI, ColorOS. Moving on, despite being an intermediate upgrade, Xiaomi says it is n...