• Astronomers Track a Fast Radio Burst to Its Source—a Magnetar

    With the culprit in hand, astronomers can now focus on pinpointing the nitty-gritty physics at play. Over the past month, a flood of papers has appeared as theorists have speculated how magnetars might launch such brilliant flashes of radio waves. It’s likely that the magnetar starts the process by blasting charged particles in a powerful flare. But astrophysicists are debating exactly how that flare produces the burst of radio waves. It’s similar to identifying a magician, Hessels said, and then trying to decipher the secrets behind their trick.

    How a Burst Bursts

    Astronomers have racked up roughly 50 separate theories to explain fast radio bursts—a tally that until recently outnumbered the events. The ideas include a variety of wild scenarios involving evaporating black holes, snapping cosmic strings, and even the propulsion systems of alien civilizations.

    But as the number of detections increased, scientists began to favor one explanation above the

  • Singapore’s unemployment rate is the highest it has been in 10 years. What happened?

    The coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on the global economy.

    During the early stages of the outbreak, governments across the world had to implement various safety measures like lockdowns and stay-at-home orders in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

    A lot of these global measures are still in place (whether partially or fully) today.

    This signaled impending doom for independent business owners as well as the average salary man.

    Financial and economic powerhouses like Singapore are not immune to the virus’ deadly grasp.

    IMAGE: The Straits Times

    According to the island nation’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Singapore’s overall unemployment rate in the first quarter of 2020 increased to 2.4 percent. The previous quarter saw 2.3 percent.

    That increase mostly affected the local population (Singaporean citizens), which saw their unemployment rate rise from 3.3 percent to 3.5 percent. Among those who live and work in Singapore, like permanent

  • Samsung’s latest special edition phone is a BTS-branded Galaxy S20 Plus

    Samsung is no stranger to themed special-edition smartphones, having offered Galaxy phones emblazoned with Batman logos and Star Wars themes in the past. The latest collaboration is a Galaxy S20 Plus BTS Edition, with a matching set of Galaxy Buds Plus to go with it.

    The Galaxy S20 Plus BTS Edition looks like Samsung’s regular flagship, but with a unique iridescent purple exterior (the color is heavily associated with the K-pop group) that has a BTS logo on the back and the band’s heart iconography on the camera array.

    The BTS Edition of the phone also includes BTS-inspired Android themes, along with a preinstalled copy of the Weverse app (a social media platform used by BTS band members to communicate with fans and share content). Lastly, photo cards of the band are included in the similarly BTS-themed box.

    The Galaxy Buds Plus BTS Edition, on the other hand, are

  • Biology Khan Academy

    Biotechnology is the broad space of biology involving residing techniques and organisms to develop or make products, or “any technological application that makes use of biological methods, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify merchandise or processes for particular use” (UN Convention on Biological Diversity , Art. Projects like these present a singular window of perception into the future of tactile technology. Will we be extra prepared to interact with know-how that feels extra human? Or will this venture on the Uncanny Valley impact? Brands will need to fastidiously navigate this new world of blurred human and know-how contact. offer you the opportunity to conduct and full a physique of unbiased analysis in a biotechnology-associated area and current your analysis findings in a minor dissertation.

    An Englishman, named Charles Babbage, designed and assisted to construct an absolute pc through the mid-1800s. This machine-the Analytical Engine-was composed mechanical axles …