University of Electro Communications

The University of Electro-Communications (電気通信大学, Denki-Tsūshin Daigaku) is a national university in the city of Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan. It specialises in the disciplines of computer science, the physical sciences, engineering and technology. It was founded in 1918 .

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Carbon-chomping soil bacteria may pose hidden climate risk

Much of the earth's carbon is trapped in soil, and scientists have assumed that potential climate-warming compounds would safely stay there for centuries. But new research from Princeton University shows that carbon molecules ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China deploys anal swabs to test for COVID-19

China has begun using anal swabs to test those it considers at high risk of contracting COVID-19, state TV reported, with social media users and travellers squirming over the invasive procedure which doctors say can be more ...


Sanofi 'proud' to help make rivals' vaccines

French pharma group Sanofi is "proud" of the solidarity it has shown in agreeing to help produce 125 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by rivals Pfizer-BioNTech, a senior executive said Wednesday.

Energy & Green Tech

Volta Trucks set to launch urban electric lorry

Anglo-Swedish startup Volta Trucks will launch its urban electric lorry this year, the group said Wednesday, tapping into keen demand for electrified transport—and increasing bans against high-polluting vehicles.

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100 mn cases worldwide, as US seeks to reset its COVID fight

More than 100 million COVID-19 cases have now been recorded worldwide, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday, as newly-inaugurated President Joe Biden pledged to ramp up the United States's struggling vaccine program.

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Moscow eases coronavirus restrictions as cases fall

Russia's capital Moscow on Wednesday announced a further easing of COVID restrictions citing the improving health situation, even as many countries tighten anti-virus measures.


Biden poised to halt fossil fuel leasing on federal land

US President Joe Biden was planning to announce new bans on oil and gas drilling on federal lands Wednesday as part of a raft of actions that take aim at climate change, according to reports and a White House memo.