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Diversification into Bitcoin a ‘prudent move,’ says Bloomberg strategist

Bitcoin (BTC) price has retreated by more than 40% after topping out near $65,000 in mid-April. But that is not enough to derail the flagship cryptocurrency’s long-term bull trend, especially as global markets grapple with declining national currencies and the prospect of a commodity market crash. So believes Mike McGlone, the senior commodity strategist at …

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New battery chemistry results in first rechargeable zinc-air battery

Enlarge Wikimedia Commons Most of the disposable batteries you’ll come across are technically termed alkaline batteries. They work at high pH and typically use zinc as the charge carrier. Zinc is great because it’s very cheap, can be used to make one of the two electrodes, and, in the right context, allows the use of …

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Microsoft: State-backed hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine creators

boonchai wedmakawand via Getty Images State-sponsored campaigns to hack COVID-19 vaccine makers might be more commonplace than previously thought. According to ZDNet, Microsoft has detected hacks from three “nation-state actors” targeting seven pharmaceutical firms and researchers, including the US as well as Canada, France, India and South Korea. The software giant didn’t name the targets, …

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Carmakers want to ditch battery packs, use auto bodies for energy storage

Enlarge Viaframe / Getty Images Elon Musk made a lot of promises during Tesla’s Battery Day last September. Soon, he said, the company would have a car that runs on batteries with pure silicon anodes to boost their performance and reduced cobalt in the cathodes to lower their price. Its battery pack will be integrated into …

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