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In this series, we cover stories ranging from black holes in distant galaxies to scientists designing robotic instruments that will probe hard-to-reach planets, in a quest to explore and understand our solar system and the universe.

Space Science Series

As the Perseverance rover lands on Mars, there's a lot we already know about Mars from meteorites found on Earth

Feb 20, 2021 12:10 pm UTC| Science

NASAs Perseverance rover successfully touched down on Mars this morning, and has already begun beaming back images. But people might be surprised to learn there have been another 48 missions to the red planet so far. Of...

Space Science Series

SpaceX's Starlink satellites are about to ruin stargazing for everyone

Nov 18, 2020 03:28 am UTC| Science

I walk outside my rural Saskatchewan house before dawn and look up, expecting to have my breath taken away by the sheer number of stars overhead. Im a professional astronomer, but I still appreciate naked-eye stargazing as...

Space Science Series

How to live in space: what we've learned from 20 years of the International Space Station

Nov 02, 2020 09:13 am UTC| Science

November 2 marks 20 years since the first residents arrived on the International Space Station (ISS). The orbiting habitat has been continuously occupied ever since. Twenty straight years of life in space makes the ISS...

Space Science Series

NASA's OSIRIS-REx will land on an asteroid to bring home rocks and dust – if it can avoid Mt. Doom

Oct 20, 2020 13:56 pm UTC| Science

Imagine parallel parking a 15-passenger van into just two to three parking spaces surrounded by two-story boulders. On Oct. 20, a University of Arizona-led NASA mission 16 years in the making will attempt the astronomical...

Space Science Series

Private companies are launching a new space race – here's what to expect

Oct 08, 2017 10:59 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

The space race between the USA and Russia started with a beep from the Sputnik satellite exactly 60 years ago (October 4, 1957) and ended with a handshake in space just 18 years later. The handshake was the start of many...

Space Science Series

Dear Elon Musk: Your dazzling Mars plan overlooks some big nontechnical hurdles

Oct 02, 2017 05:32 am UTC| Insights & Views Science

Elon Musk has a plan, and its about as audacious as they come. Not content with living on our pale blue dot, Musk and his company SpaceX want to colonize Mars, fast. They say theyll send a duo of supply ships to the red...

Space Science Series

The PLATO mission: an investigation of planetary systems

Aug 28, 2017 12:51 pm UTC| Science

Despite its proximity to the Earth, the Sun still poses many questions. But what do we know of other stars, located at immense distances on a human scale? How are they different from the Sun? Are they also hosting planets...

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Economy

Imported commercial vehicle sales in S. Korea rise 15% in January

Sales of imported commercial vehicles in South Korea rose 15 percent to 436 units last month from 379 the year before, according to the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association (KAIDA). The increased...

S. Korea's 5G users up by 1.02 million in January

South Korea registered 12.87 million 5G subscriptions as of end-January, up 1.02 million from the previous month, according to the data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. It was the first time for the increase in 5G...

Mitsubishi to pull out of $2 billion coal project in Vietnam

Mitsubishi Corp. will pull out of the $2 billion, 2-gigawatt Vinh Tan 3 power plant project in Vietnam as it shifts away from carbon-intensive businesses in the face of climate change. The Vinh Tan 3 project is located...

Japan leans on Asian LNG production to lower purchase costs

Japan will support Asian countries liquefied natural gas (LNG) production for use in power generation in the hope of reducing procurement costs for the energy source. The efforts to lower purchasing costs and ensure...

Biden addressing computer chip shortage via executive order

US President Joe Biden will sign an executive order addressing a global semiconductor chip shortage that has forced US automakers and other manufacturers to cut production. Biden will also discuss the chip shortage...

Politics

Joe Biden addresses the emergency use authorization of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Two COVID-19 vaccines are already being widely distributed to Americans all over the country and now a third vaccine may be on the way. President Joe Biden addressed the authorization of the Johnson Johnson vaccine while...

Nancy Pelosi rips into Mitch McConnell for criticizing Capitol riots commission

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi previously announced plans to establish an independent, 9/11-type commission to investigate the Capitol riots. Pelosi recently pushed back against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnells...

Kamala Harris talks about the future of spaceflight with NASA Astronaut Victor Glover

Vice President Kamala Harris made history as the first Black, first South Asian, and the first woman to become the countrys vice president. This week, Harris spoke with NASA astronaut Victor Glover over spaceflight and...

Donald Trump attacks Joe Biden and Republican critics during address at CPAC

Former President Donald Trump made his first public appearance since leaving the White House as a speaker on the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference. Upon taking center stage, Trump blasted his GOP...

Science

Transparent wood is coming, and it could make an energy-efficient alternative to glass

Wood is an ancient material humans have been using for millions of years, for the construction of housing, ships and as a source of fuel for burning. Its also a renewable source, and one way to capture excess carbon...

Pigs can play video games, scientists discover

Pigs might not be able to fly, but they can play video games. In a new study, researchers from Purdue University in Indiana, US have shown that pigs can use a digital screen and joystick, operated by their snout, to move a...

Einsteinium: 100 years after Einstein's Nobel Prize, researchers reveal chemical secrets of element that bears his name

A century ago, an upstart German physicist by the name of Albert Einstein turned the scientific world on its head with his discovery of the photoelectric effect, which proved light to be both a particle and a wave. Awarded...

New CRISPR technology could revolutionise gene therapy, offering new hope to people with genetic diseases

The day a muddled mob stormed the US Capitol building, a team of American researchers published a paper in Nature that signified a landmark in gene therapy. The head of the US National Institutes of Health, Francis...

In the rush for coronavirus information, unreviewed scientific papers are being publicized

COVID-19 has not only upended our personal lives, it has dramatically changed scientific research. In response to the rapid spread of the virus, scientists around the world have had to find new ways to collaborate and...

Technology

‘Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ and ‘Pokémon Diamond and Pearl’ remake add to franchise's 25th-anniversary offerings

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Pokémon, and the franchise is not holding back with the celebrations. Two upcoming games Pokémon Legends: Arceus and the remake of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl ...

‘Starfield’ leak that turned out to be fake doesn’t stop speculations of looming release date announcement

Starfield has been in the news lately, and most recently, it was because of an alleged in-development screenshot that leaked online. However, the photo was later identified as fake. Latest Starfield turned out to be...

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ amiibo cards featuring Sanrio characters launches March 26

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting new villagers this month, and they not just any characters as well. Nintendo recently announced the Sanrio collaboration pack that will launch later this month. Animal Crossing:...

Where to find PS5 consoles in March?

For many video game fans, the journey of getting a PlayStation 5 console continues nearly four months since it launched last November. The good news is several sources indicate that console drops can be expected throughout...
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