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Telehealth visits for mental health continue to rise despite dropping in every other specialty

Telehealth visits for mental health continue to rise despite dropping in every other specialty

The explosive use of virtual care that occurred during the early months of the pandemic has dropped drastically across all specialties but one — mental health. In fact, telehealth utilization among mental health patients is continuing to climb, according to a new report† For the report, healthcare appointment booking platform Zocdoc, which is used by …

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Alibaba sales for 618 shopping festival rise with growing appetite for camping, fishing goods

Alibaba sales for 618 shopping festival rise with growing appetite for camping, fishing goods

Alibaba Group Holding reported positive year-on-year gross merchandise volume growth for the midyear 618 shopping festival, with fishing and camping goods gaining popularity among young Chinese consumers. Among consumers born after 1995, three million purchased fishing equipment on Alibaba’s ecommerce platforms Taobao Marketplace and Tmall in the year through June 15, according to the company. …

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China tests technology that could beam solar power from space to Earth

China tests technology that could beam solar power from space to Earth

Chinese researchers have successfully tested a full-system model of technology that could one day wirelessly transmit solar power from outer space to Earth. A model power station at Xidian University in Shaanxi province captures sunlight high above the ground and converts it into microwave beams. It then transmits through the air to a receiver station …

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China Wants to Control Two of the World’s Biggest Oceans

China Wants to Control Two of the World’s Biggest Oceans

commentary With the biggest maritime force on the planet, China is in a strong position to control the world’s oceans. Control comes in many forms. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is busily deploying fishing fleets to plunder the world’s oceans. The CCP is also rewriting the maritime rules of engagement. In many ways, the CCP …

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China Claims New Technical Tool;  Analysts Suspect Dual Military Use

China Claims New Technical Tool; Analysts Suspect Dual Military Use

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — China is showing off new sea-based technology as it seeks to assert its dominance in the Pacific, analysts say. The latest technological tool is the Zhu Hai Yun, an unmanned and autonomously operated carrier for drones. A month into its maiden voyage, the vessel is billed as China’s first “intelligent” drone carrier. …

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