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China’s homegrown aircraft steals the spotlight with debut on the global stage

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Singapore Airshow 2024 Soars High with Over 1,000 Exhibitors Showcasing Asia’s Aviation Renaissance

The Singapore Airshow 2024 has taken off with over 1,000 exhibitors converging to underscore the resurgence of Asia’s aviation sector.

This significant event features key highlights that promise to shape the future of the industry, including the debut of China’s COMAC C919, Airbus spotlighting its A350-1000 fuelled sustainably, and captivating aerial displays presented by global air forces.

A major attraction at the airshow is the much-anticipated unveiling of China’s COMAC C919, marking a milestone in Asia’s pursuit of aviation excellence. However, amidst the excitement, critics have been quick to point out that essential components of the C919, such as its engine, avionics, and other critical elements, are sourced from suppliers in the United States and Europe.

The Wall Street Journal and others have underscored the challenges facing the C919, emphasising its “challenging path to success.”

Interestingly, Boeing has opted out of the event, possibly due to recent scrutiny, while Hyundai’s Supernal unit injects a futuristic element with advanced mobility aircraft, adding a touch of innovation to the airshow.

With expectations of hosting 50,000 visitors, the Singapore Airshow 2024 stands as a dynamic platform facilitating a deeper understanding of technological advancements and addressing industry challenges within the evolving Asia-Pacific aviation landscape.

As Asia solidifies its position in the global aviation arena, this event serves as a crucial forum for industry leaders, enthusiasts, and experts to come together, fostering collaboration and charting the course for the future of aviation in the region.

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AI tracks enigmatic cancers back to origins in new study

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In a groundbreaking development, scientists have unveiled a remarkable AI tool that promises to revolutionise the detection and treatment of metastatic cancers.

These elusive cancers often evade detection until they have already spread to distant organs, posing a significant challenge for diagnosis and treatment. Published in Nature Medicine, the study showcases an AI model developed by researchers at Tianjin Medical University (TMU) in China, led by Tian Fei and Li Xiangchun. Trained on a vast dataset of 30,000 images from 21,000 individuals, the AI model demonstrated an unprecedented accuracy rate of 83% in identifying the origins of metastatic cancer cells found in fluid samples from abdominal or lung regions.

Impressively, the model’s top three predictions included the tumour’s source with a staggering 99% accuracy.

This breakthrough not only surpasses the capabilities of human pathologists but also offers a beacon of hope for the 300,000 people annually diagnosed with cancer at TMU-affiliated hospitals, where approximately 4,000 cases rely on such image-based diagnoses.

By significantly reducing the need for invasive tests and providing timely and accurate predictions, this AI tool could potentially extend the lives of late-stage cancer patients. Faisal Mahmood of Harvard Medical School praises the study’s findings, highlighting the potential of AI as an indispensable assistive tool in healthcare.

Looking ahead, the integration of AI with tissue samples and genomic data holds the promise of further enhancing outcomes for individuals battling metastatic cancers of unknown origins, ushering in a new era of precision medicine and personalised care.

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Surprising Netflix subscriber surge despite price hikes

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Netflix Surpasses Expectations with 9.33 Million New Subscribers in Q1 2024

Netflix stunned analysts and the industry alike with its first-quarter 2024 earnings report, revealing a remarkable surge of 9.33 million paid subscribers, soaring past the anticipated 3.93 million additions and bringing its total subscriber count to an impressive 269.60 million.

This surge follows a record-breaking fourth quarter of 2023, where Netflix added 13.1 million subscribers. Despite this remarkable growth streak, Netflix announced it would cease reporting quarterly subscriber totals from 2025 onward, signalling a significant shift in industry dynamics. Notable contributors to this growth included high-profile releases like the live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “3 Body Problem” by the show-runners behind “Game of Thrones.”

Regionally, the U.S. and Canada saw a growth of 2.53 million paid subscribers, while Europe, the Middle East, and Africa added 2.92 million, Latin America saw an increase of 1.72 million, and the Asia-Pacific market experienced a rise of 2.16 million.

Alongside surpassing subscriber expectations, Netflix exceeded financial projections, reporting a 15% increase in revenue from Q1 2023, with diluted earnings per share of $5.28 on $9.37 billion in revenue.

Looking ahead, Netflix forecasts robust financial performance for Q2, with expectations of $9.49 billion in revenue and diluted EPS of $4.68, aiming for revenue growth of 13% to 15% for the full year 2024, reflecting a bullish outlook on its operational margin.

 

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Why are Americans moving abroad?

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Inflation and the rising cost of living in the United States is motivating Americans to consider moving to other countries.

Have you ever dreamed of working or retiring abroad?

Well, more and more Americans are discovering that their income can stretch much further in other countries, allowing them to save more, pay off debts, and even get ahead financially.

Kelli Maria Korduck a contributor with Business Insider joins Veronica Dudo to discuss why Americans are deciding that the only way to get ahead is to leave.

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