Month: January 2020

Inevitably, the robots rebelled and took over the park. It was like something out of an old sci-fi movie. Her death was going to be a cliché. She’d taken refuge in an abandoned maintenance building, sniffling in the dust and dark under an old workbench, hidden behind a tangle of mouldering robot limbs. Across the
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WASHINGTON — The head of India’s space agency confirmed Jan. 1 that it will attempt a second lunar landing, making that mission one of the top priorities of India’s space program. At a New Year’s Day press briefing, Kailasavadivoo Sivan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), said that the Chandrayaan-3 lunar lander mission,
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – A third person was confirmed dead on Wednesday in devastating bushfires that engulfed Australia’s southeast coast this week and a fourth was missing and feared dead, as navy ships rushed to provide supplies and assist with evacuations. Twelve people have now lost their lives in fire-related deaths across Australia since blazes broke
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India will launch Chandrayaan-3 in 2020, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday, asserting that the mission cost will be less than Chandrayaan-2. Singh, who is the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, said it is wrong to term Chandrayaan-2 as a disappointment since it was India’s maiden attempt to land on the
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A lawsuit filed by Uber, Postmates and other parties against a forthcoming California law regulating gig-economy work makes a feeble case, U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna told CNBC on Tuesday. “I think their argument is very weak,” Khanna, the Democratic representative of California’s 17th Congressional District, said in a “Power Lunch” interview. His district includes parts
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian authorities on Wednesday confirmed a third person had died in devastating bushfires that engulfed the southeast coastal region this week and said a fourth person was missing and feared dead. Fanned by soaring temperatures, columns of fire and smoke blackened entire towns on Monday and Tuesday, forcing thousands of residents and
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NASA’s Jacob Keaton answers questions about the International Space Station. He highlights building this home off Earth and what astronauts do while aboard. Research and other lessons learned from the space station will help us send humans to the Moon under the Artemis program and prepare for Mars. Comment with your #AskNASA question and subscribe
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One of five water-reuse plants in Singapore, which together supply about 40% of the nation’s water for drinking and other uses.Credit: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Drinkable water is becoming increasingly scarce. Population growth, pollution and climate change mean that more cities are being forced to search for unconventional water sources1. In a growing number of places, drinking
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WASHINGTON — After falling short of plans to begin launches in 2019, Virgin Orbit now expects to perform its first orbital launch attempt in early 2020, a key year for the burgeoning small launch vehicle industry. In a Dec. 19 statement, Virgin Orbit says it is now in position to perform an “imminent orbital demo
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