Shanghai Starboard to rival Nasdaq on Wall Street

China’s launch of  a new technology focused stock exchange  to rival Nasdaq on Wall Street has underlined the significance of state funding to the country’s fastest growing tech sector. Of the first 25 companies listed on Shanghai’s Starboard, 14 report state-owned investors  among their top three shareholders . The first 25 listing, which raised $5.3bn,…

Space X launches 18th ISS resupply mission and recovers booster

Elon Musk led aerospace startup SpaceX has successfully launched its 18th mission for NASA to deliver equipment, research and supply material to the International Space Station (ISS). The mission was launched using twice-flown dragon capsule and marked SpaceX’s 44th successful recovery of a Falcon 9 rocket booster. SpaceX had used the booster two months ago…

ARM suspends business with Huawei

Cambridge headquartered ARM UK-based chip designer has told staff it must suspend business with Huawei according to an internal memo. ARM instructed  employees to halt ” all active contracts, support entitlements and any pending engagements with Huawei and its subsidiaries to comply with a recent US trade clampdown, as its design contained US origin technology.…

Behavioural genetics: Intellectual capacity, introversion or extraversion, shaped by our inherited DNA differences

“Genetics is the most important factor shaping who we are”  write Robet Plomin a behavioural geneticist at King’s College London  recognised globally for his research into the genetics of intelligence. “ It explains  more of the psychological differences between us thane everything else put together, the most important environmental factors, such as our families and…

NASA’s Jupiter mission Juno shows giant polar storms

NASA’s Juno mission to the gas giant Jupiter has now reached halfway mark and has shown new views of cyclones at the poles. Juno performs a science gathering dive, scanning from pole to pole as it orbits the planet every 53 days. It is mapping the magnetic and gravity fields and expose Jupiter’s structure and…

Fire fighting drones are here

A drone weighing abut 121lbs (55kg) tethered to the ground with a hose, that can wash buildings and fight fires is being developed in Latvia. The  Aerones Drone company says it can clean buildings 20 times faster than human beings and fly higher than firefighter ladders can reach. With the advent of 5G mobile connectivity…

There is time for everything we do

A three-minute video made by Samay, a NP~S student from Bangalore, India,  won him a  £195,000 ( Rs 1.8 crores) worth prize money, his science teacher £36,000 and his science school lab  a grand of £100,000. Samay’s sense of unflappable curiosity make him one of the budding young scientist to make us understand how and…

Biogen offers glimmer of hope to 4.4m Alzheimer sufferers

Biogen has offered a glimmer of hope saying it intended to take an experimental drug into the final stages of testing following promising results from a clinical trial. Biogen’ share shot up 18 per cent at the open in New York Yesterday, adding about $10bn to its market valuation, after the US biotech company and…

Oxford BioMedica in £842.5m deal with Axovant

 Oxford BioMedica in a £738.88m deal with Axovant which specialises in treatment for neurological diseases is a subsidiary of Roivant Sciences. Oxford BioMedica, one of Britain’s oldest biotech companies, has sealed an $842.5m ( £738.88m) deal with Axovant Sciences of the US to commercialise its gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease. New of the worldwide deal…