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Stories from the past 24 hours

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    Deep-sea coral bleaching on Great Barrier Reef requires urgent action (EcoWatch + 2)

    EcoWatch, founded in 2005, reports deep-sea coral bleaching on the southern Great Barrier Reef, with bleaching extending to 59.1 feet, the deepest recorded during the current mass bleaching event. 75% of the reef has experienced bleaching, with some areas facing record 14.57-week elevated water temperatures. Urgent action is needed to address climate change and protect the reef's $6 billion annual value.

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    Critical zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2024-3400) in Palo Alto Networks (Ars Technica)

    Hackers are exploiting a critical zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2024-3400) in Palo Alto Networks' firewalls, granting root access without authentication. The flaw affects PAN-OS 10.2, 11.0, and 11.1 versions. Volexity discovered the attacks, likely orchestrated by a highly capable group, UTA0218. Palo Alto Networks is yet to release a patch but advises mitigation steps. The attacks began on March 26, escalating to deploying custom malware by April 10.

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    Rice University develops pea-sized brain stimulator for disorders (Neuroscience News)

    Researchers at Rice University developed the Digitally Programmable Over-brain Therapeutic (DOT), a pea-sized brain stimulator powered wirelessly through magnetoelectric technology. The device can stimulate specific brain areas like the motor cortex, offering less invasive and more autonomous treatment options for neurological and psychiatric disorders. Tested successfully in humans and animals, the DOT could revolutionize brain disorder management, emphasizing patient comfort and control.

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    Iran considers counterattack on Israel after airstrike in Damascus (Hindustan Times)

    Iran may launch a counterattack on Israel within 24-48 hours after an Israeli airstrike in Damascus killed IRGC commanders. The operation could involve over 100 drones and dozens of missiles. US authorities warn of retaliation if US interests are threatened. The US has increased troops in the Middle East, with the USS Dwight Eisenhower in the Red Sea. Iran is still deciding on the strike's timing and method.

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    Increase in school shootings prompts legal actions for accountability (The Washington Post)

    In 2023, there were 8 planned school shootings, with a total of 348 school shootings last year. Civil suits against gun manufacturers are increasing, with 7 high-profile cases in the last 3 years. Parents and officials are facing criminal charges for negligence in school shootings. Lawsuits aim for accountability and behavior change. Legal actions are expanding beyond shooters to include those who enable access to firearms.

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    India launches Rs 500 Crore Electric Mobility Promotion Scheme (Zee Business)

    The Central Government of India has launched the Electric Mobility Promotion Scheme (EMPS), 2024, with a budget of Rs 500 Crore over four months to promote electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers. The scheme aims to boost sustainable urban mobility, provide incentives for EV adoption, support domestic EV manufacturing, and target the adoption of 3,72,215 EVs to reduce carbon footprints and reliance on fossil fuels.

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    US officials engage with Iran to prevent Israeli attack (Moneycontrol)

    US officials, including Jake Sullivan and Brett McGurk, are engaging with Iran through diplomatic channels to prevent a potential attack on Israel. Western intelligence suggests Iran may strike Israeli targets imminently, possibly within 48 hours. The US is bolstering defenses and moving military assets to the region. Brent crude futures rose 1.8% to over $91 a barrel. Tensions are high, with fears of a broader regional conflict.

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    Cathie Wood's Ark Invest invests in OpenAI for AI growth (CNBC)

    Cathie Wood's Ark Invest recently invested in OpenAI, known for ChatGPT. The ARK Venture Fund, launched in 2022, has over 40 investments, including SpaceX and Epic Games. Wood praises OpenAI's ChatGPT for its rapid growth to 100 million users and data advantage. She sees AI as a crucial innovation catalyst and considers Tesla and DeepMind significant players in the AI space.

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    Peace summit on Ukraine in Switzerland, India's crucial involvement urged (Hindustan Times)

    An upcoming peace summit on Ukraine, requested by President Zelenskyy, will be held in Switzerland on June 15-16. India is being urged to participate and help shape the agenda. The conference aims to discuss solutions to the conflict, with 120 countries invited at the level of heads of state. India's involvement is seen as crucial due to its relations with all parties involved.

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    GaitKeeper app revolutionizes gait analysis with AI and AR (Dublin City University)

    Professor Seán Kennelly highlights the GaitKeeper app's breakthrough in gait analysis, capturing 20 body points 60 times per second using AI and AR on a phone. This technology eliminates the need for specialized equipment, making gait assessments accessible anywhere. Walking speed assessments can aid in monitoring chronic diseases like Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, and arthritis. The app will also be used to estimate fall risk, potentially reducing healthcare costs in Ireland.

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    Expo 2025 Osaka features innovative architecture and global participation (Voice of America - VOA News)

    In Osaka, Expo 2025 features a 2km circular structure with a 20m high canopy designed by architect Sou Fujimoto. 161 countries will participate, but Russia won't. The $1.5 billion budget has increased by 27%, facing criticism amid Japan's challenges. Organizers aim to attract 28.2 million visitors, with 1.2 million tickets sold. The event will showcase flying electric cars and hopes to unite global participants despite conflicts.

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    Renewed Russian attacks target Ukrainian energy infrastructure, raising concerns (The Associated Press + 28)

    A missile and drone attack destroyed Ukraine's Trypilska power plant, a major energy supplier for Kyiv, Cherkasy, and Zhytomyr regions. The plant served 3 million customers, but the grid compensated for the loss. Over 10 other strikes damaged energy infrastructure in Kharkiv, leaving 200,000 without power. Russia's renewed attacks on Ukrainian energy facilities have raised concerns about protection and repairs. Ukraine seeks more air defense systems.

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    Peptide-laden vesicles show promise in Alzheimer's therapy (Advanced Science News)

    A new therapy using peptide-laden vesicles shows promise in detecting and treating early-stage Alzheimer's disease. The therapy targets soluble amyloid-beta species, crucial for early diagnosis. Testing on worms showed restored health and behavior. The vesicles successfully crossed the blood-brain barrier in mice, accumulating in diseased brains. Further optimization is needed before clinical trials. This innovative approach offers hope for early detection and treatment.

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    China boosts domestic demand with massive spending and incentives (CNBC)

    China's new policy aims to boost domestic demand with over 5 trillion yuan ($704.23 billion) in annual spending on equipment and unspecified "trillions" for consumer goods. The GDP target is around 5%, with plans to increase equipment investment by over 25% between 2023 and 2027. The central government will provide strong fiscal support for upgrades, including subsidies and tax benefits. Analysts are optimistic about reaching these goals.

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    China repurposes space tech for food preservation on Earth (Xinhua)

    China's space technology breakthrough repurposes high-barrier film for food preservation on Earth. Developed by China Academy of Space Technology, the film blocks gases and germs, keeping food fresh. Lab tests showed tofu stored in the film remained fresh after 7 days, unlike regular packaging. The film, inspired by space coating tech, has a water vapor transmission rate of 0.2g/m²/day. It's used for high-end foods and may reduce additives in the future.


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Highly covered stories from the past week

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    Apple warns iPhone users of potential spyware attacks globally (Mashable + 7)

    Apple sent a notification to iPhone users in 92 countries warning of potential "mercenary spyware attacks." The message stated, "Apple detected that you are being targeted by a mercenary spyware attack." India was one of the countries that received the warning. Last year, Indian journalists and politicians were targeted with Pegasus spyware. The warning raises concerns about potential surveillance of important individuals, especially during election periods.

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    First US case of H5N1 avian flu in humans (WIRED + 29)

    A dairy farm worker in Texas contracted H5N1 avian influenza from cattle, marking the first known case of the virus jumping from mammals to humans in the US. H5N1 has a 52% fatality rate and has infected 882 people globally between 2003 and 2023. The virus subtype has spread widely, killing millions of birds and infecting 48 mammal species across 26 countries. Virologists are concerned about potential mutations enabling human-to-human transmission.

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    Elon Musk finalizing Tesla's India debut plan (Hindustan Times + 7)

    Elon Musk is finalizing Tesla's India debut plan, with a potential announcement during his visit to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 22. Speculations arise as India pushes for electric vehicles. Musk may reveal plans for Tesla's first plant in India. States like Gujarat and Maharashtra offer land incentives. India's EV policy requires a minimum investment of ₹4150 crore (USD 500 million) and 25% domestic parts sourcing.

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    Instagram introduces tools to combat sexual extortion, protect users (The Hill + 3)

    Instagram is introducing tools to combat sexual extortion, including a feature that automatically blurs nudity in direct messages. The platform aims to protect young users from scams and image abuse. Recent cases highlight the severity of the issue. The new feature will be default for users under 18, with adults encouraged to activate it. Instagram is also developing technology to identify potential sextortion accounts.

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    Famine in northern Gaza due to Israeli military actions (The New York Times + 133)

    Samantha Power, head of USAID, stated that famine has begun in northern Gaza due to Israeli military actions. Aid delivery to the region is hindered by attacks. Severe malnutrition rates among children have risen significantly. Power urged Israel to allow more humanitarian aid. There is no evidence of Hamas seizing food aid. USA has not received proof of Hamas stealing aid. Israel has accused Hamas of such actions.

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    Enhanced US-Japan military cooperation announced to counter China (The Guardian US + 34)

    During a White House state visit, President Biden and Japanese PM Kishida announced enhanced military cooperation to counter China. Agreements include joint command structure, air missile defense network with Australia, and a trilateral military exercise with the UK. The US and Japan have about 70 defense cooperation agreements, focusing on technology, economy, and nuclear fusion. Japan aims to be the first non-American on a US moon mission.

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    EU passes historic migration laws after 8-year deadlock (The Guardian + 4)

    The EU passed historic migration laws after 8 years of deadlock. The legislation aims to fast-track asylum procedures, tighten border management, and return ineligible individuals. Despite protests and criticism from NGOs, the laws were supported by champions as a balance between solidarity and responsibility. The legislation must now be approved by European leaders, with opposition expected from some member states like Poland.

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    Global Hepatitis Report: Urgent action needed for elimination by 2030 (News-Medical.Net + 6)

    The WHO 2024 Global Hepatitis Report reveals viral hepatitis as the second leading infectious cause of death globally, with 1.3 million deaths annually. Despite progress, deaths are rising due to insufficient diagnosis and treatment. 254 million have hepatitis B, 50 million have hepatitis C. Only 13% with hepatitis B and 36% with hepatitis C are diagnosed. The report calls for urgent action to achieve elimination by 2030.

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    Microsoft Build 2024 focuses on Windows on Arm and AI (The Verge + 5)

    Microsoft Build 2024 will emphasize Windows on Arm and new Windows AI features. A special Surface and AI event preceding the conference will introduce Arm-powered Surface devices and a significant Windows AI feature to rival Apple's M3-powered MacBook Air. Developer sessions will cover industry-leading performance for apps on Windows on Arm and new AI features enhancing user interaction with Windows. Microsoft hints at an AI Explorer feature for Windows 11.

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    NASA launching solar sail system for revolutionary space travel (NASA + 2)

    NASA is set to launch the Advanced Composite Solar Sail System aboard Rocket Lab's Electron rocket in April from New Zealand. The technology aims to revolutionize space travel by using solar sails for propulsion, eliminating heavy systems. The sail, with composite booms, will measure 860 square feet in orbit. This innovation could lead to larger sails for missions to the Moon and Mars.

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    OpenAI launches GPT-4 Turbo with Vision, enhanced features (The Hindu + 15)

    OpenAI has launched GPT-4 Turbo with Vision in its API and ChatGPT, featuring improved capabilities and a knowledge cutoff date of December 2023. The model can now process data in JSON format, generate code snippets, and automate actions like sending emails. Users are curious about speed and accuracy improvements. Pricing adjustments were made following user feedback. Competitors like Anthropic's Claude 3 Opus and Google's Gemini Pro are catching up.

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    Alan Bates criticizes Post Office for Horizon IT failures (The Independent + 7)

    Former subpostmaster Alan Bates criticized the Post Office for hiding Horizon IT failures and silencing him. He called for the company to be taken over and accused the government of allowing injustices. Hundreds of subpostmasters were wrongly prosecuted. Bates highlighted the Post Office's aggressive tactics and cover-up attempts. He campaigned for justice for 23 years, exposing the truth and seeking accountability. Bates was dismissed in 2003 for challenging discrepancies in the IT system.

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    Arizona upholds strict abortion ban, impacting women's healthcare (The New York Times + 27)

    Arizona's highest court upheld an 1864 law banning nearly all abortions, citing the overturning of Roe v. Wade. The 4-2 decision allows enforcement, impacting women's healthcare and election-year politics. The ruling is on hold pending further arguments on constitutionality. This could lead to clinics halting services, prompting women to seek abortions in neighboring states like California, New Mexico, or Colorado. Arizona previously allowed abortions up to 15 weeks.

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    AI's transformative impact likened to electricity and the internet (CNBC + 10)

    JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon predicts AI's societal impact akin to electricity and the internet. The firm employs 2,000+ AI experts and invests $12 billion yearly in tech. Mark Cuban and Bill Gates also foresee AI's transformative potential. Cuban praises OpenAI's ChatGPT, while Gates believes AI will revolutionize daily life. AI's influence may extend beyond business, shaping various aspects of society.

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    Google introduces Gemini Code Assist, enhancing AI code suggestions (TechCrunch + 19)

    Google introduced Gemini Code Assist at its Cloud Next conference, a rebranded and enhanced version of its previous Duet AI service. Code Assist offers a million-token context window for accurate code suggestions and large-scale changes. It competes with GitHub's Copilot Enterprise, supporting on-premises and various code repositories. Google also launched CodeGemma for code generation. Additionally, Gemini Cloud Assist aids cloud teams in designing, operating, and optimizing applications.

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    Smartphones under ₹25,000 offer top features in 2024 (Mint + 21)

    In early 2024, smartphones under ₹25,000 offer top features. Realme 12+ 5G starts at ₹20,999 with a 6.67" AMOLED display, MediaTek Dimensity 7050, 50MP camera, and 5,000mAh battery. OnePlus Nord CE 4 5G at ₹24,999 features a 6.7" AMOLED display, Snapdragon 7 Gen 3, 50MP camera, and 5,500mAh battery. Nothing Phone (2a) starts at ₹23,999 with a 6.7" AMOLED display, Dimensity 7200 Pro, 50MP camera, and 12GB RAM. Samsung Galaxy A34 5G starts at ₹24,499 with a 6.60" display, 48MP camera, and 5000mAh battery.

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    Google launches global Find My Device network for Android users (TechRadar + 10)

    Google has launched its Find My Device network globally, starting in the US and Canada. Users can now track offline devices leveraging over a billion Android devices. Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro have a unique feature to locate even when shut down or with a dead battery. The network supports Bluetooth tags from Chipolo and Pebblebee, with more brands to be added. Privacy and security are prioritized.

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    Strength training crucial for healthy aging, combatting muscle decline (ABC News + 1)

    Strength training is crucial for healthy aging, reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Sarcopenia, muscle loss with age, can lead to independence issues and cognitive decline. Regular strength exercises, like bodyweight routines, can combat muscle decline. Short, frequent workouts are effective, and starting with 40% of maximum weight is recommended. Consistent, manageable routines are key, regardless of fitness level. Confidence and support are essential for all to move and exercise effectively.

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    TSMC to produce 2nm chips in Arizona by 2028 (Financial Times + 5)

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co will produce 2nm chips in Arizona from 2028, investing $65bn in the US by 2030. The US will provide $6.6bn in grants and $5bn in loans. The Chips Act aims to boost the US semiconductor industry. TSMC's move aligns with the US goal to bring 20% of advanced chip manufacturing onshore by 2030. The company's US expansion enhances national security and AI chip production.

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    Biden to announce student loan debt relief plan in Wisconsin (The Associated Press + 8)

    President Biden is set to announce a new plan to ease student loan debt in Wisconsin. The proposal aims to cancel some or all federal student loans for over 30 million Americans. The plan includes erasing up to $20,000 in interest for 25 million borrowers and forgiving debt for those facing hardships. The Education Department plans to start implementing parts of the plan this fall.

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    Total solar eclipse on April 8 aids NASA's study (The Straits Times + 171)

    On April 8, a total solar eclipse will cross North America during the Sun's 11-year cycle peak. NASA plans to study the Sun's corona using sounding rockets. Scientists aim to understand solar flares, prominences, and the corona's heat distribution. The eclipse offers a unique opportunity to observe these phenomena. NASA anticipates significant discoveries during this rare event.

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    Oral spray vaccine prevents recurring UTIs for up to 9 years (The Telegraph + 6)

    A British trial showed an oral spray vaccine can prevent recurring UTIs for up to nine years, benefiting those facing 150,000 annual hospitalizations costing the NHS £380 million. Half of women and 20% of men suffer from UTIs, with a death rate of 6,000 annually. The vaccine, Uromune, led to 48% remaining infection-free for nine years, with an average infection-free period of 54.7 months.


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Non-trending stories from the past several days

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    China's new maglev train reaches 4,000 kph, surpassing others (ABC News)

    China's new maglev train can reach speeds of up to 4,000 kph, surpassing the fastest train in service by almost 200 kph. The train uses magnetic-levitation technology and a low-vacuum tube to "fly." Challenges include high energy requirements and costs. The train could revolutionize commuting, logistics, and reduce carbon emissions. Australia is considering high-speed rail but faces cost challenges for a potential maglev system.

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    Wizz Air and Firefly to convert sewage into aviation fuel (The Guardian)

    Wizz Air and Firefly plan to build a commercial refinery in Essex to convert sewage into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Wizz Air invested in up to 525,000 tonnes of SAF over 15 years. The EU mandates 20% SAF by 2035, and the UK plans 10% by 2030. Firefly aims to supply up to 5% of UK airlines' fuel needs with sewage-based fuel by 2028-29.

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    US mandates background checks for online and gun show sales (The Guardian US)

    The US Justice Department announced mandatory background checks for online and gun show firearm sales to prevent weapons from reaching criminals. The rule, effective in 30 days, aims to close loopholes and require more dealers to be licensed. An estimated 22% of guns in the US were acquired without checks. Gun control advocates praised the move, emphasizing the importance of expanding background checks to enhance public safety.