Month: November 2020

Moderna designed a covid-19 vaccine in just two days thanks to mRNA technology


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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.


As laboratories are working hard to develop a vaccine against COVID-19, it emerged that the American pharmaceutical company Moderna took only two days to design its proposal. The speed of response is a result of the use of new mRNA technology, but how does it work?

What could be the greatest scientific advance of the decade was designed in just 48 hours, according to a New York Times report. Mind you, it took them more than

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New 5G research lab to be created to help UK replace banned Huawei technology

The UK is to open a new 5G lab so that the country no longer has to rely on the technology of foreign companies like Huawei. 

Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden has unveiled Government plans Monday for a £250 million scheme to develop new secure internet technology in Britain, which includes building a new research facility.

The lab will bring together security experts, businesses and leading academics to pioneer ways to create a more open 5G network that will allow smaller British companies to also develop the vital technology.

The move comes after ministers decided to ban the Chinese telecoms giant

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Better Buy: Align Technology vs. Intuitive Surgical

Surgeons have a reputation for using the hottest new tools and techniques. Dentists, not so much. But don’t let these stereotypes trick you into thinking that sophisticated surgical tools will make more money than a fresh and aesthetically appealing spin on dental braces.

Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) and Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN) are on the cutting edge of their respective fields. Intuitive’s robotic surgery suites are becoming more common — and more advanced — with each passing year. Align’s tooth-straightening devices are experiencing similarly enthusiastic adoption. Given the toll of the coronavirus pandemic, however, these two companies are facing significantly different growth

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China might get ahead of even the US in Science and technology; what India must do?



The government must also provide direct R&D grants to companies—along the US, Israeli and Chinese models.


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The government must also provide direct R&D grants to companies—along the US, Israeli and Chinese models.

By Smita Purushottam

China has grown immeasurably powerful over the last two decades, having placed science & technology (S&T) at the core of its developmental and military strategy. China invests 2.2% of its GDP on R&D ($496 billion), dwarfing India’s $50 billion (PPP figures, 2017). It is closing in on the American R&D spend of $549 billion, clocking over 17% in annual growth rates between 2000 and 2017, against the US average of 4.3%.

China’s S&T drive, growth,

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Digital transfusion: technology leaders urged to openly question existing business models

Maybe digital transformation — now a well-worn, perhaps overused term — could use a rebranding. “Digital transfusion,” anyone? 

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Photo: Joe McKendrick

Technology executives and professionals, often pushed to the forefronts of such efforts, are being asked to redesign their companies’ business models, often with shaky and begrudging support from their business colleagues. The business side of the house could use transfusions of knowledge on what technology can and cannot accomplish, and the technology side of the house could use of transfusions of support and direction on which way to take technology. 

The nine components of digital transformation were explored in

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