Scientists use Indian Ocean earthquake data to tell how fast it is warming

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Los Angeles: Scientists have developed a novel method to determine how fast the Indian Ocean is warming by analysing the sound from seabed earthquakes, an advance that may lead to a relatively low-cost technique to monitor water temperatures in all of the oceans.

According to the researchers, including those from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the US, as much as 95 per cent of the extra heat trapped

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China’s university cheats could lose access to mortgages and fast internet under plans to expand Beijing’s ‘Orwellian’ behavior rating system

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  • China plans to extend a controversial scheme that rewards and punishes citizens’ behavior to include degree plagiarism, The Times reported.
  • This means that cheats may be unable to access public transport, mortgages, and even job promotions.
  • Some regions have their own versions of the national schemes. Between them, they penalize cheating at video games, not sorting rubbish, and not attending restaurant reservations.

University students in China who plagiarize work could

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‘Sana all’: Liza Soberano, Bela Padilla, Julia Barretto get fast response over internet woes

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‘Sana all’: Liza Soberano, Bela Padilla, Julia Barretto get fast response over internet woes

Jan Milo Severo (Philstar.com) – September 9, 2020 – 5:07pm

MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya celebrities Bela Padilla and Julia Barretto reacted on telecommunications giant PLDT’s initiative to provide Liza Soberano a faster internet connection. 

In her Twitter account, Liza recently criticized her Converge internet provider for the slow connection. 

Days after Liza tweeted, PLDT provided

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SpaceX Starlink satellite internet network early tests show fast speeds

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SpaceX deploys 60 Starlink satellites in orbit.

SpaceX

SpaceX gave an update on early tests of its Starlink satellite internet network, which showed speeds capable of playing online video games and streaming movies.

Starlink is the ambitious plan by Elon Musk’s company to build an interconnected network of about 12,000 small satellites in low Earth orbit. To date, SpaceX has launched about 650 of its version 1.0 satellites and is

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Fast Broadband From Orbit? New Data Says SpaceX Can Do It

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Elon Musk wants to surround the Earth with a constellation of internet satellites, providing fast, low-latency broadband internet service to every person on Earth who wants it. New data from Speedtest.net suggests that he’s well on his way to doing just that. 

Earth surrounded by an image representing an Internet satellite network

Image source: Getty Images.

Facts and figures

Musk has already made progress toward this goal. SpaceX’s 11th “Starlink” launch Tuesday put 58 more internet broadband satellites in orbit,

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New Orleans schools, internet providers working to get students online fast

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NOLA Public Schools has a laptop available for every student with around 16,000 hot spots purchased for students who need internet access.

NEW ORLEANS — Students in New Orleans and in other parts of the state will begin the school year virtually. That means they’ll all need access to internet.

“At the start of the school year, we’re entirely virtual,” said Allison Lowe, principal of Akili Academy of New Orleans. 

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How fast is SpaceX’s satellite internet? Beta tests show it hitting up to 60Mbps.

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As SpaceX prepares to launch Starlink, a big question facing the satellite internet service is how fast it’ll operate

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