EU to improve global vaccine supply
To supply poor countries with Corona vaccine, the European Union is counting on lowering export barriers and increasing production – but not releasing patents for now. This became clear at the EU summit in Portugal over the weekend. German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a clear rejection to the softening of intellectual property rights. So far, very few in poorer countries have been vaccinated. U.S. President Joe Biden last week surprisingly backed calls for patents to be temporarily revoked.
briefly informed by our site – briefly informed 10.05.2021: Vaccine, cyber attack, Samsung, missile crash
Pipeline in the USA still shut down
After the main gasoline pipeline between Texas and New York was temporarily shut down as a result of a cyberattack, concerns are growing about a prolonged shutdown. In addition, more background on the attack is becoming public. The BBC, citing several unnamed sources, reports that the attack was carried out via the Darkside ransomware. According to the report, the attackers have taken 100 gigabytes of data and want to force a lottery ticket, otherwise they will be published. Several U.S. states, meanwhile, have granted waivers that allow the fuels to be transported on roads.
Samsung processor with AMD graphics
Samsung is reportedly working on a new processor that will be suitable for both smartphones and notebooks. The chip will have a graphics unit developed together with AMD and will be manufactured using 5-nanometer technology. According to the Korea Economic Daily, the chip will be unveiled in the second half of the year.
Criticism of China after uncontrolled missile crash
NASA has criticized China after unusually large rocket parts crashed over the Indian Ocean near the Maldives over the weekend.Because China planned for this uncontrolled crash during the development of the Long March 5B rocket and did not ensure a controlled crash over uninhabited territory, there was a lot of criticism last week. This has now been echoed by the US space agency. "Spacefaring nations must minimize the risks to people and property posed by the re-entry of space objects and maximize their transparency in this regard", said the new NASA chief Bill Nelson. It is clear that China is not meeting responsible standards for space debris.