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    • SpaceX pockets $900mln to bring net to rural US

      SpaceX pockets $900mln to bring net to rural US

      US government is set to launch a massive spending plan to bring internet to rural areas. The envisaged amount is just shy of a billion dollars, CNN reported. Washington plans to give SpaceX a total of $856 million, one of the largest subsidies handed out by the Federal Communications Commission under a new program designed to encourage companies to extend broadband access into the US most underserved areas over the next 10 years.

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    • Smartwatch app helps nightmare disorder and PTSD treatment

      Smartwatch app helps nightmare disorder and PTSD treatment

      Nowadays, getting stuck in a traumatic experience such as COVID-19 brings lingering fatigue and terror. Extreme events like the Hurricane Katrina or 9/11 terrorist attacks invade the dreams and disrupt the sleep of those living with trauma. As a result, about 4% of Americans experience distressing and recurring nightmares, which disrupts sleep and impairs daily functioning.

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    • Telegram is not the ultimate privacy messenger you think it is

      Telegram is not the ultimate privacy messenger you think it is

      Anti-government protesters in Belarus, Hong Kong and Iran, Extinction Rebellion activists in Britain, Islamic State terrorists... just about any organised group with something to fear from state officials uses Telegram to communicate. And the messenger app has long prided itself on refusing to hand over data to officials. And yet Telegram is a disaster in terms of user privacy, some security experts say.

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    • Goodbye, Arecibo, rest in peace

      Goodbye, Arecibo, rest in peace

      Arecibo Observatory's massive radio telescope has finally collapsed; with it has gone a crucial tool in understanding asteroid risks to Earth - and it would take a serious government initiative to replace. Before the facility sustained irreversible damage in a series of cable failures this year, Arecibo Observatory was Earth's most powerful planetary radar system.

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    • China's Chang'e 5 lander approaches the moon

      China's Chang'e 5 lander approaches the moon

      A Chinese probe on an unmanned moon mission to retrieve a lunar sample is approaching the moon and preparing for a soft landing, Chinese state broadcaster CGTN reported. The exact landing time is however unclear: some US experts had previously assumed a landing on early Monday morning but according to other estimates, the landing should take place on Tuesday or Wednesday.

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    • Huawei Mate 40 Pro - the new camera king

      Huawei Mate 40 Pro - the new camera king

      Autumn is the time of year when Huawei releases its Mate series of flagship phones and 2020 is no different in that regard (Thank God!). The latest Mate is here - the Mate 40 Pro - and we could say it is a flagship in every sense, whether you look at internal specs, display tech, the camera makeup or any other feature.

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