How a plant virus could help stop cancers from reaching the lungs


Using a virus that grows in black-eyed pea plants, nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego developed a new treatment that could keep metastatic cancers at bay from the lungs. The treatment not only slowed tumor growth in the lungs of mice with either metastatic breast cancer or melanoma, it also prevented or drastically … Read more

New tech to prevent Li-ion battery fires


Materials scientists from Nanyang Technological University Singapore have found a way to prevent internal short-circuits, the main cause of fires in Li-ion batteries. Billions of Li-ion batteries are produced annually for use in mobile phones, laptops, personal mobile devices, and the huge battery packs of electric vehicles and aircraft. This global battery demand is set … Read more

Here’s how you can upgrade to Windows 11 early


Microsoft will begin rolling out Windows 11 on October 5.  However, the company has finalised the new version and released it to its Release Preview channel. You can switch to the Release Preview in Windows 10 and get the free Windows 11 upgrade early. Here’s how you can get the free Windows 11 upgrade: First … Read more

Upcoming PUBG game is being developed on Unreal Engine 5: report


The developers of the PUBG mobile survival gaming franchise are reportedly availing Unreal Engine 5 for its upcoming instalment. It is no secret that the sequel of the acclaimed is in development. The project rumoured to be titled PUBG 2, is expected to be released next year provided there are no obstacles in the team’s … Read more

MIT study finds Tesla drivers become inattentive when Autopilot is activated


Image Credits: Bloomberg / Contributor under a license. By the end of this week, potentially thousands of Tesla owners will be testing out the automaker’s newest version of its “Full Self-Driving” beta software, version 10.0.1, on public roads, even as regulators and federal officials investigate the safety of the system after a few high-profile crashes. A … Read more

How do you help someone with their leg bitten off by a shark?


How do you help someone with their leg bitten off by a shark? Groundbreaking research by an Australian medic-surfer has uncovered a simple way to stop bleeding and save lives. Find the middle point between the hip and the genitals, make a fist and push as hard as you can. Shark attacks are rare but … Read more

VC Mark Suster: “The bet we’re making now is on founder skills,” not customers or products


Image Credits: Mark Suster / Upfront Ventures We recently caught up with longtime VC Mark Suster of L.A.-based Upfront Ventures, which last raised both an early-stage fund and a growth stage fund several years ago and, according to regulatory filings, is in the market right now, though Suster couldn’t discuss either owing to SEC regulations. We … Read more

PM Imran Khan launches Digital Media Development Program


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched the Digital Media Development Program and said that information technology (IT) is a big opportunity for the youth, ARY News reported on Friday. PM Imran Khan, while addressing the launching ceremony of the Digital Media Development Program in Islamabad today, urged the youth not to underestimate themselves and … Read more

Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine highly effective against serious illness: study


Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective against serious illness, although rival shots from Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca showed better protection rates, a large real world study from Malaysia showed. The latest data is a boost to the Chinese firm, whose COVID-19 vaccine has been under growing scrutiny over its effectiveness following reports of infections among healthcare … Read more