K-pop is a major Twitter trend of the year with over 6 billion tweets

AFP Relaxnews 09/26/2020

Twitter has announced that 6.1 billion posts concerning K-pop have been shared on its platform during the past 12 months. A total of over 300 different topics concerning Korean pop music emerged this year (spanning many different…

A new reality TV contest will send the winner to space

AFP Relaxnews 09/22/2020

Reality television is certainly an interstellar trend! After the surprise announcement last week of the end of star reality TV show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”, a new form of show is being developed. Deadline reported that…

Educated yet amoral: AI capable of writing books sparks awe

AFP Relaxnews 09/04/2020

An artificial intelligence (AI) technology made by a firm co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk has won praise for its ability to generate coherent stories, novels and even computer code but it remains blind to racism or sexism.…

Medtech on a leash: The many diseases dogs can detect

AFP Relaxnews 08/31/2020

Cancer, COVID-19, diabetes, malaria. Dogs not only make great pets, but also have a remarkable sense of smell that can be used to detect a wide range of diseases. Some dogs are trained by security services to…

Artificial intelligence algorithm predicts slow earthquakes

AFP Relaxnews 08/31/2020

A team of researchers has succeeded in creating an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can identify changes in the earth’s crust that occur up to three months before an earthquake. On Aug. 21, Indonesia was struck by…

Global smartphone sales down by 20% amid COVID-19

AFP Relaxnews 08/29/2020

Close to 295 million smartphones were sold across the globe in the second quarter of 2020, according to a report from research firm Gartner. The figure highlights the unprecedented impact of the coronavirus, which led to a…

DC FanDome viewed 22 million times around the world

AFP Relaxnews 08/28/2020

While July’s “Comic [email protected]” was not the success that was expected, things seemed to go better for the DC Comics universe. The first part of the DC FanDome, which took place on Saturday, Aug. 22, generated 22 million…

Heat up your rice cooker and clean your masks!

AFP Relaxnews 08/08/2020

According to a team of American researchers, electric cookers can be used to effectively clean N95 masks, worn to protect the wearer from COVID-19. A look at how it works. More environmentally friendly than disposable masks, fabric…

Harry Potter, Spielberg, Nolan and 4DX to the rescue of British cinemas

AFP Relaxnews 08/02/2020

Three of the “Harry Potter” films, a cult Steven Spielberg classic and Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” will appear onscreen in 4DX format as soon as the United Kingdom’s Cineworld theaters reopen. Will it be enough to attract crowds…

‘FIFA 21’ puts spotlight on young stars Mbappé, Alexander-Arnold, Haaland, Félix in new trailer

AFP Relaxnews 07/25/2020

A first full trailer for “FIFA 21” is spearheaded by some of European football’s brightest young talents, not only cover star Kylian Mbappé but also Trent Alexander-Arnold, Erling Haaland, and João Félix. Revealing soccer game “FIFA 21”…

Could copying your friends help you achieve your goals?

AFP Relaxnews 05/29/2020

  New American research has found that copying friends’ successful methods for working out could encourage people to work out more themselves and achieve their fitness goals. Carried out by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the…

Insomnia, depression: Study examines possible impact of COVID-19 on patients’ mental health

AFP Relaxnews 05/22/2020

  In order to understand the long-term effects of severe COVID-19 infection, United States researchers have reviewed symptoms in people affected by other forms of coronavirus, notably SARS and MERS. The meta-analysis of 65 peer reviewed studies…

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