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Tag Archives: China

El despliegue de las redes 5G, o la geopolítica digital

Metamorworks/Shutterstock Vicente Moret Millás, IE University Conseguir conexiones a internet rápidas y fiables constituye ya un objetivo prioritario para cualquier país que quiera no perder el tren de la nueva economía digital. Esta conectividad es ya un factor de competitividad clave para la economía de los estados, al igual que lo han sido en el pasado otras infraestructuras no digitales …

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Central Asia risks becoming a hyperarid desert in the near future

Jakub Czajkowski / shutterstock Natasha Barbolini, Stockholm University Around 34 million years ago, sudden climate change caused ecological breakdown in Central Asia. This ancient event, triggered by rapid drops in temperature and atmospheric carbon dioxide, permanently affected biological diversity in the region. Large areas of Mongolia, (geographic) Tibet and north-western China suddenly became hyperarid deserts with little vegetation cover – …

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WHO reform: a call for an early-warning protocol for infectious diseases

Peter Gluckman and Alexander Gillespie, University of Waikato The World Health Organization (WHO) has come in for its share of criticism for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. While some faults are the responsibility of the WHO, others were caused by member states, which did not always act as quickly as they should have. In our opinion, the fundamental problem …

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COVID-19: examining theories for Africa’s low death rates

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Shutterstock Kevin Marsh, University of Oxford and Moses Alobo, African Academy of Sciences As the threat of a COVID-19 pandemic emerged earlier this year, many felt a sense of apprehension about what would happen when it reached Africa. Concerns over the combination of overstretched and underfunded health systems and the existing load of infectious and non-infectious diseases often led to …

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What the world can learn from clean energy transitions in India, China and Brazil

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Jenson / shutterstock Radhika Khosla, University of Oxford; Ajinkya Shrish Kamat, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Harvard University If the world is to transition to a climate-compatible future, much will turn on new innovations in clean energy and whether they can be deployed at a large scale. This is especially critical for emerging economies, which are developing their …

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ثلاث رحلاتٍ جريئة تنطلق نحو الكوكب الأحمر

الولايات المتحدة، والصين، والإمارات العربية المتحدة يطلقون رحلات استكشافية رائدة إلى كوكب المريخ، المعروف بخطورته على البعثات الفضائية. ألكساندرا ويتزي، وسمريتي مالاباتي، وإليزابيث جيبني Nature (2020) doi:10.1038/d41586-020-01861-0 English article   المركبة الجوالة الأمريكية “بيرسيفيرانس” سوف تهبط في “فوّهة جيزيرو” على كوكب المريخ (محددة بدائرة صفراء).  Emily Lakdawalla/ISRO/ISSDC شهد العالم خلال شهر يوليو الماضي انطلاق ثلاث مركبات فضائية صاروخية صوبَ المريخ. إذ …

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Ancient DNA is revealing the genetic landscape of people who first settled East Asia

Pulverized ancient bone can provide DNA to scientists for analysis. Xin Xu Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, CC BY-ND

Pulverized ancient bone can provide DNA to scientists for analysis. Xin Xu Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, CC BY-ND Melinda A. Yang, University of Richmond The very first human beings originally emerged in Africa before spreading across Eurasia about 60,000 years ago. After that, the story of humankind heads down many different paths, some more well-studied than others. Eastern …

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The guts of an Apple iPhone show exactly what Trump gets wrong about trade

The components of an iPhone add up to a different cost than the phone itself. Poravute Siriphiroon/Shutterstock.com

The components of an iPhone add up to a different cost than the phone itself. Poravute Siriphiroon/Shutterstock.com Jason Dedrick, Syracuse University; Greg Linden, University of California, Berkeley, and Kenneth L. Kraemer, University of California, Irvine Crack open an iPhone and you’ll begin to see why President Donald Trump’s ongoing trade war with China doesn’t make sense. On paper, imports of …

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La economía europea no reduce emisiones de CO2, las deslocaliza

Chimeneas humeantes de una central eléctrica junto al río Hai en su desembocadura en el mar de Bohai (Tianjin, China). Shutterstock / YPPicturesPro

Chimeneas humeantes de una central eléctrica junto al río Hai en su desembocadura en el mar de Bohai (Tianjin, China). Shutterstock / YPPicturesPro María Ángeles Cadarso, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha; Luis Antonio López Santiago, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha y Mateo Ortiz, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha A lo largo del siglo XXI, la mayoría de los países de la Unión Europea …

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