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The Tianwen-1 spacecraft landed on a site on a vast plain known as Utopia Planitia, “leaving a Chinese footprint on Mars for the first time,” Xinhua said.
PayPal allows Bitcoin and crypto spending. PayPal has entered the cryptocurrency market, announcing that its customers will be able to buy and sell Bitcoin and other virtual currencies using their PayPal accounts.
50 exoplanets discovered in deep space by advanced artificial intelligence. More than 4,000 exoplanets have been discovered so far by astronomers. Now, artificial intelligence has discovered an additional 50, thanks to old data from NASA.
Plato called it! Earth is made entirely out of cubes… at least on average. Plato conjectured that the universe was composed of particular geometric shapes and for Earth that was cubes. While that may sound ridiculous, a team of researchers has found that the Ancient Greek philosopher was on to something.
Scientists spot 'one in a million' super-Earth. Astronomers at New Zealand's University of Canterbury (UC) discovered a particularly rare super-Earth. "The new planet is among only a handful of extra-solar planets that have been detected with both sizes and orbits close to that of Earth," said UC in a release on Monday.
NASA Rocket Scientists Designed a Rapid-Production Ventilator in Just 37 Days. Introducing VITAL, a prototype ventilator designed expressly for quick and easy mass production. Developed by NASA engineers, the device could alleviate ongoing supply shortages in the U.S. and around the world as the covid-19 pandemic rages on.
Good News: Scientists Built a Device That Generates Electricity 'Out of Thin Air'. This unusual microbe, belonging to the Geobacter genus, was first noted for its ability to produce magnetite in the absence of oxygen, but with time scientists found it could make other things too, like bacterial nanowires that conduct electricity
Meet Hope: The UAE's first spacecraft bound for Mars is now complete. If all goes smoothly this summer, three new spacecraft will launch toward the Red Planet, including the Arab world's first interplanetary probe, dubbed Hope Mars Mission.
The US was named the best equipped country to deal with a pandemic not a year ago — what happened there?. Just last year, the US topped a list of the countries best equipped to deal with a pandemic. But the experts have egg on their face as America spirals into Covid-19 catastrophe. What went wrong?
Outer Space News: Earth's mini-moon is gone. The end of our days with two moons is no surprise. Being what's known as a "temporarily captured object," astronomers knew that 2020 CD3 wouldn't be staying for long. The minimoon was originally estimated to leave Earth's orbit sometime in April, so this isn't too far off.
A pet cat has tested positive for the dreaded Covid-19 coronavirus in Hong Kong, after apparently contracting the disease from its owner. Last week, another feline turned out to have the virus in Belgium.
Uranus blasted a gas bubble 22,000 times bigger than Earth. There’s a giant blank spot in researchers’ ever-growing map of the solar system. Over the last two decades, a veritable fleet of probes has measured quakes on Mars, scrutinized the grooves in Saturn’s rings, observed jet streams on Jupiter, and heard the heartbeat of Pluto.NASA has chosen the first two scientific investigations for its mission to the moon: observing space weather and monitoring the sun's radiation
Did dark energy cause the Big Bang? As far as cosmologists can tell, the mysterious force behind the accelerated expansion of the universe, a force that we call dark energy, remains constant.
Coronavirus: why do 'recovered' patients test positive again? A number of coronavirus patients in mainland China have tested positive for infection after earlier being cleared, according to official figures, though medical experts say it is unlikely they were infected twice and have warned against releasing people from hospital prematurely.
Solar Orbiter spacecraft begins journey to the sun's unseen polar regions. On Sunday, the probe launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on a decade-long mission to the center of the solar system. It will image the never-before-seen polar regions of the star, offering an unprecedented look at the forces that shape our cosmic neighborhood.
NASA spots dramatic 'field of ice blocks' collapsing on Mars. If a slope falls apart on Mars and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Probably. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft captured before-and-after images showing part of Mars' north polar cap collapsing.
Space X to launch 700 satellites. By mid-2020, the company hopes to have more than 700 satellites in space, enough to begin offering commercial satellite broadband service across much of North America
New Science Discoveries: Early 'soda lakes' key to the origin of life? The first life-forms on Earth needed a pu pu platter of ingredients to exist, but one of those ingredients, the mineral phosphorus, has long puzzled scientists.
Space X to launch more than 700 satellites. By mid-2020, the company hopes to have more than 700 satellites in space, enough to begin offering commercial satellite broadband service across much of North America
NASA astronaut's new distinction. Koch's milestone places her among a group of astronauts who have made notable ISS stays.
More than 110 dead as severe weather hits Pakistan, Afghanistan. Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather has killed more than 110 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, officials said Tuesday, as authorities struggled to reach people stranded by heavy snowfall.
Latest Space Discoveries: Mars loses water. Water might escape Mars more effectively than previously thought, potentially helping to explain how the Red Planet lost its seas, lakes and rivers, a new study finds.
Chandrayaan-3: India plans third Moon mission. The chairman of India's space agency, K Sivan, said work was going "smoothly" on the Chandrayaan-3 unmanned mission.
Facebook to let users upload all photos to Google The service would initially roll out in Ireland and then, in 2020, across the world, Facebook said.
India's rush for coal sails to yet another environmental catastrophe. Natural riches come in two conflicting types in Russia's Arctic north: valuable minerals and spectacular wildlife.
How to live without internet? While deleting social media accounts may be the most obvious way to remove personal data, this will not have any impact on data held by other companies.
The new mobile phone scam delivering a problem "Delivery scams are just one of the increasingly sophisticated methods fraudsters are using to leave victims out of pocket," warned Adam French.
What is 'blobology' and how is it transforming biology? Spectacularly detailed videos from an advanced microscope are sparking a biology "revolution", scientists say.
Oops! Twitter ‘sorry’ for sharing user data with advertisers without permission. Twitter admitted that it had recently “found issues” which meant that users’ settings choices “may not have worked as intended” and personal data was consequently shared with advertisers.
Australia to police tech giants' algorithms Australian regulators plan to launch the world's first office dedicated to scrutinising algorithms used by tech giants such as Facebook and Google.
Facts About the Apollo 11 Moon Landing for Its 50th Anniversary On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins launched from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center with the goal of becoming the first people in history to walk on the Moon. Four days later, on July 20, 1969, the manned mission achieved that historic goal when Neil Armstrong took his famous “one small step” onto the lunar surface.
China to send rover to Mars in 2020 to hunt for signs of life China has made clear its ambitions in space with the announcement that it has completed construction of its first Mars rover, with a mission pencilled in for launch sometime in 2020.
Amazon to deliver by drone 'within months'. Amazon has said it will use drones to deliver packages to customers “within months”. It unveiled its latest iteration at a conference in Las Vegas, touting the machine's ability to spot obstacles such as people, dogs, and clotheslines.
Simulation of a Chinese Mars mission opened Set among the orange backdrop of the Gobi Desert, C-Space Project Mars simulates a speculative Chinese-led mission to the red planet.
Baby with DNA from three people born in Greece A baby with DNA from three people has been born in Greece following a controversial fertility treatment.
Over 540 million Facebook user records leaked by third parties In what has become a depressingly common refrain for the social network behemoth, Facebook user data has once again been left exposed to the public.
Scientists discovered an energetic “cosmic serpent” in our galaxy. It is believed to be the only such star system of its kind in our galaxy and it’s destined for destruction.
Facebook Violated Laws Protecting User Privacy, South Korea. The Korea Communication Commission (KCC) slapped Facebook with a 396 million won ($370,000) fine for violating a law against damaging the interests of users.
Some minds are so exceptional they change the world. We don’t know exactly why these people soar above the rest of us, but science offers us clues.
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Dolphins a mind of their own. Dolphins use distinct "signature whistles" to identify one another. No other animal, besides humans, is believed to have specific labels for individuals, reports National Geographic magazine..
A tiny replica body on the chip will be a safer, more accurate testing ground for new drugs, reports Popular Science magazine. (Now available in Pakistan)
Google plans to phase out password access to its Android mobile platform in favour of a trust score. This would be based on a suite of identifiers: what Wi-Fi network and Bluetooth devices you’re connected to...
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