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Scientists ‘planning to grow food’ on moon

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After successfully managing to grow beans — the main source of nutrients for humans — with the help of lunar soil, astronomers and scientists from Europe have formulated a remarkable plan to grow crops and attempt to grow Agricultural products and crops on the moon.

After analysing the data about the soil of the moon, it has revealed that its soil, which is known as regolith has crucial minerals for the growth of plants, however, it has also shown that nitrogen is not available in it.

The soil of the moon also becomes thick as water is poured on it which is feasible to prevent air penetration and allows roots to grow.

In the case of nitrogen’s absence, the scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) have found another way to fulfil their objective of the lunar plantation. It is hydroponic farming in which plants grow inside of nutrient-rich water, making soil redundant.

The experts at Norway’s geotechnical Institute are on board with the ESA scientists to achieve the aim of lunar agriculture growth — fulfilling the commitment to actually leave the planet.

With the help of mechanical characterisation, the team has finalised a plan to carry out all the necessary action needed in hydroponic farming that includes extracting all the minerals and nutrition from regolith and injecting them into the garden’s water.

According to ESA materials and processes engineer, Malgorzata Holynska, this work lays the foundation for future space exploration.

Holynska opined that attaining a sustainable presence outside earth will involve using space’s resources and gaining access to nutrients present on the moon’s surface that can help plantations.

The current study reinforces evidence of using regolith minerals to grow plants — and further allowing the scientists and experts to carry out future research on the subject, Holynska added.

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Google abandons its plans to do rid of cookies in Chrome

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The significant change in course comes as a result of worries expressed by advertisers, who provide the majority of the company’s revenue, that their capacity to gather data for customised advertisements will be restricted due to the removal of cookies from the most widely used browser in the world, leaving them reliant on Google’s user databases.

Due to worries that Google’s proposal would stifle competition in the digital advertising market, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has also carefully examined the proposal.

“Rather than discontinuing third-party cookies, we would launch a fresh experience in Chrome that empowers individuals to make a knowledgeable decision that is applicable to all of their online browsing, and they could modify that decision whenever they choose,” stated Anthony Chavez, vice president of the Privacy Sandbox project, which is supported by Google, in a blog post.

A major objective of the Privacy Sandbox project, which was started in 2019 by Alphabet (GOOGL.O), opens new tab unit, is to phase out third-party cookies while simultaneously improving online privacy and boosting digital enterprises.

Though they can potentially be used for unauthorised monitoring, cookies are information packets that websites and advertisers use to identify specific online users and follow their browsing patterns.

Within the European Union, publishers are required to obtain explicit agreement from users before storing cookies, as per the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Cookie deletion is another feature that most popular browsers offer.

While continuing to fund the Privacy Sandbox programme, Chavez stated that Google was collaborating on the new strategy with publishers, privacy organisations, and regulators like the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office and CMA.

Many responded differently to the announcement.

Analyst Evelyn Mitchell-Wolf of eMarketer stated in a statement, “Advertising stakeholders won’t have to prepare to quit third-party cookies cold turkey.”

One example of how cookies can hurt consumers is when they display predatory advertisements that target specific demographics, according to Lena Cohen, a staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. According to Cohen, Google’s choice to keep accepting third-party cookies is a direct result of their advertising-driven business model, even though other major browsers have been banning them for years.

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Pakistani cellphone customers are unable to utilize WhatsApp.

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On social media, a number of users have reported that although media files like movies and photographs are not loading or processing regularly, WhatsApp calls and text messages are working as usual. By comparison, WiFi users can seamlessly utilize WhatsApp.

WhatsApp is down.During peak hours after Youm-e-Ashur, the issue with media loading was at its worst. No explanation for the ongoing problem has been provided by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). The topic is presently being looked at by major cellphone operators.

Many users had reported frequent breakdowns on X and LinkedIn, and the bug has previously also affected other Meta apps, such as Facebook and Instagram. That disruption, meanwhile, is currently mainly confined to mobile network users’ access to WhatsApp services.

Facebook users had issues across multiple internet service providers (ISPs) after local authorities limited access to the social media platform earlier this week without any formal announcement. WhatsApp and Instagram were also affected by this restriction at the time, according to Downdetector.

Although the administration was meant to know how or if to eliminate the limitation by July 17, it doesn’t seem like they have made up their minds.

Due to major technical issues that Pakistani users have been having since Muharram 9th, Facebook users on July 17 witnessed widespread irritation and conjecture on the social media platform.

People in Pakistan have moved to alternative social media platforms, such as X (previously known as Twitter), to express their worries after reports surfaced that several ISPs have been unable to access Facebook and Instagram since Tuesday.

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Pakistan’s IT industry is expanding rapidly.

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With the assistance of the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC), the information technology industry is expanding significantly.

This year, the government has set aside seventy-nine billion rupees for the information technology sector, taking into account its extensive potential.

Amounts of 19 billion and 22 billion rupees, respectively, have been set aside for the Pakistan Software Export Board and the development of IT parks in Islamabad and Karachi.

With SIFC’s assistance, the IT industry is expanding quickly, and a large number of start-ups are making their global debuts.

The nation’s IT exports will increase, as Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif had already promised.

A complete package for the IT industry needs to be prepared, the prime minister stressed while chairing a high-level meeting on the industry’s promotion.

Along with forming a committee to study the issue and instructing it to give recommendations as soon as possible, PM Shehbaz opted to include a fixed tax regime for the IT sector in the budget.

The government would invest a significant sum of money in training young people for careers in the IT industry, according to PM Shehbaz. As of right now, he continued, 45,000 youth nationwide are receiving IT-related training.

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