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🔍 Huawei is building secret microchip factories
🌕 India's historic moon landing milestones
👁 AI eye scans can predict Parkinson's years before symptoms
🛰 US invests $1.5B for new warfare satellites
💿 Netflix is giving DVDs away as service shuts down
🔍 Huawei is building secret microchip factoriesLINK
Huawei is reportedly building secret semiconductor-fabrication facilities across China to evade U.S. sanctions, warns a semiconductor association.
The Chinese tech giant, backed by $30 billion in state funding, acquired existing plants and is constructing new ones for chip production.
By potentially using alternate company names, Huawei could bypass U.S. restrictions and indirectly access American chip-making equipment.
🌕 India's historic moon landing milestonesLINK
India successfully landed its first robotic mission on the Moon, becoming the fourth nation to achieve this feat.
The Chandrayaan-3 mission touched down in the Moon's South Pole, a significant area for future human exploration.
The mission's rover, Pragyan, will conduct measurements on the lunar surface for about two weeks before the mission concludes.
👁 AI eye scans can predict Parkinson's years before symptomsLINK
Scientists have developed AI-powered eye scans that can detect markers of Parkinson's disease up to seven years before symptoms show.
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative neurological condition linked to dopamine reduction.
The study used retinal scans to identify subtle markers and suggests this method could become a pre-screening tool for at-risk individuals, potentially allowing for preventive measures.
🛰 US invests $1.5B for new warfare satellitesLINK
The Space Development Agency (SDA) is investing $1.5 billion to build and operate a new batch of satellites, called Tranche 2 Transport Layer (T2TL) - Beta, as part of the Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA) constellation.
PWSA aims to create a constellation of small satellites to provide low-latency data communications, missile tracking, space-based battle management, and more to US warfighters around the world.
The project involves Northrop Grumman Space Systems and Lockheed Martin building and operating two lots of 36 T2TL satellites, strategically placed in low-earth orbits (LEO) for resilience against potential threats from other countries.
💿 Netflix is giving DVDs away as service shuts downLINK
Netflix will allow customers to keep any remaining DVDs they have after September 29 when the DVD rental service shuts down.
Subscribers may also receive up to 10 discs for free as Netflix clears its inventory.
Netflix's DVD rental service, which launched in 1997 and transitioned to a subscription queue system, is ending due to the shift to streaming video services.
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YouTube is testing a song search feature on Android that allows users to identify songs by humming, singing, or recording, similar to Google's capability, potentially enhancing song lookup on the platform.LINK
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