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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

The Galactica AI model was trained on scientific knowledge – but it spat out alarmingly plausible nonsense

Nov 30, 2022 07:22 am UTC| Technology

Earlier this month, Meta announced new AI software called Galactica: a large language model that can store, combine and reason about scientific knowledge. Launched with a public online demo, Galactica lasted only three...

Space Science Series

James Webb: telescope uncovers chemical secrets of distant world – paving the way for studying Earth-like planets

Nov 25, 2022 13:59 pm UTC| Science

Since the first planet orbiting a star other than the Sun was discovered in 1995, we have realised that planets and planetary systems are more diverse than we ever imagined. Such distant worlds exoplanets give us the...

Space Science Series

The UK is about to have its first space launch – but Cornwall is unlikely to become a new Cape Canaveral

Oct 19, 2022 08:52 am UTC| Science

Virgin Orbit, a US company which provides launch services for satellites, has announced that the first orbital space mission from the UK will blast off from Cornwall. The rocket, which will carry nine satellites, along...

Space Science Series

Our moon has been slowly drifting away from Earth over the past 2.5 billion years

Oct 11, 2022 04:27 am UTC| Science

Looking up at the moon in the night sky, you would never imagine that it is slowly moving away from Earth. But we know otherwise. In 1969, NASAs Apollo missions installed reflective panels on the moon. These have shown...

Space Science Series

For the first time, robots on Mars found meteorite impact craters by sensing seismic shock waves

Sep 20, 2022 06:16 am UTC| Science

Since 2018, NASAs InSight mission to Mars has recorded seismic waves from more than 1,300 marsquakes in its quest to probe the internal structure of the red planet. The solar panels of the car-sized robotic lander have...

Space Science Series

Lunar mining and Moon land claims fall into a gray area of international law, but negotiations are underway to avoid conflict and damage to spacecraft

Aug 24, 2022 10:58 am UTC| Science

Its been 50 years since humans last visited the Moon, and even robotic missions have been few and far between. But the Earths only natural satellite is about to get crowded. At least six countries and a flurry of...

Space Science Series

Astronomers have detected one of the biggest black hole jets in the sky

Aug 21, 2022 17:29 pm UTC| Science

Astronomers at Western Sydney University have discovered one of the biggest black hole jets in the sky. Spanning more than a million light years from end to end, the jet shoots away from a black hole with enormous...

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Economy

India to stop subsidizing mediocre EV firms

The Indian government will stop subsidizing electric vehicle companies that have received complaints, The government may also seek reimbursement from some of these firms. The Indian government has established an...

Nike, Adidas to cut order volumes by 40% as sales expected to drop

Nike and Adidas will reduce their order volumes by 30 percent to 40 percent beginning next summer due to pandemic-related hurdles in China and the pullout of Russia. Both companies have reportedly notified their...

Revised law allows use of plastic waste pyrolysis oil for producing petrochem products

The Ministry of Environment announced that a revision of the enforcement ordinances and regulations of the Waste Management Act came into effect on Tuesday allowing plastic waste pyrolysis oil to be recycled as a raw...

S. Korean petrochemical firms import more naphtha from UAE, India, Qatar, Bahrain, Pakistan amid Russia sanctions

South Korean petrochemical companies naphtha imports from Russia went down 67 percent on year at 1.92 million tons after they diversified sources following the Ukraine invasion. Meanwhile, imports of naphtha from the...

CNN starts job cuts after business review to reduce costs

CNN is one of the latest major companies in the United States to announce layoffs. Like the others, it also cited economic uncertainty and the need to reduce costs as the main basis for the decision. In the case of CNN,...

Politics

Myanmar: 2000 pro-democracy fighters killed by junta, says democracy leader

The leader of Myanmars shadow government has called on allies to provide military aid as around 2,000 pro-democracy fighters have been killed in the midst of resistance to the military junta. The appeal comes amidst...

Japan raises concerns over China, Russia joint air patrols

Japan has raised concerns with China and Russia about their joint air patrols. The concerns follow the recent incursions over Japans territory. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said Thursday that Tokyo...

EU chief 'confident' on Northern Ireland deal if UK shows political will

The president of the European Unions executive branch expressed confidence that there would be a deal reached with the United Kingdom on the Northern Ireland Protocol. The European Commission leader added that a deal could...

Russia-Ukraine war: US, France pledge to hold Russia accountable

The leaders of the United States and France have pledged to hold Russia accountable as the war it wages on Ukraine is in its tenth month. The European Union has also tentatively agreed on an oil price cap in order to...

Science

S. Korean scientists detect antibiotic material in spider venom using AI

South Korean scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based peptide detection model that can predict the antibiotic functionality of peptides antibiotic for hay bacillus, colon bacillus, staphylococcus...

Scientists test mRNA technology for universal flu vaccine

An experimental vaccine was found to potentially open a pathway to a universal flu shot that might help prevent future pandemics, according to a US study. In initial tests in mice and ferrets, the two-dos vaccine...

Unilever explores the use of “cow-free” ingredients for ice creams

Unilever has begun looking at utilizing precision fermentation technology to create cow-free dairy products or use them within its ice cream portfolio A spokesperson for Unilever said that the companys RD team is in...

S. Korean researchers develop wearable OLED that can cure jaundice in infants

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a wearable green organic light-emitting diode (OLED) with a 470-nanometer (nm) wavelength that can cure jaundice in...

It was the first time scientists confirmed that nitrous oxide increases if nitrogenous fertilizers are used excessively for rice farming.

The excessive use of nitrogenous fertilizers for rice farming results in a sharp increase in the emission of nitrous oxide, the major greenhouse gas contributor, according to study by the Gyeonggi-do Agricultural Research ...

Technology

PS Plus downloadable games for December includes remastered ‘Mass Effect’ trilogy

December is going to be a good month for PlayStation Plus members now that Sony announced the lineup of new downloadable games at no additional cost going live next week. The list is headlined by the collection of...

Livspace launches 3 experience centers in Singapore

Livspace has launched three new experience centers in Singapore as part of its expansion in Southeast Asia. The three centers of the omnichannel home interior and renovation platform are located in Suntec City,...

Pixel 7a design will be identical to the Pixel 7 series as renders appear in a new leak

Although the Pixel 7a is not expected to launch until 2023, alleged renders revealing its design have already leaked before this year ends. And as many expected, it will likely look identical to Googles flagship phones...

Microsoft and Activision Blizzard merger gets unconditional approval in Serbia, concessions ‘likely’ to be offered to EU regulators

Microsoft is still facing immense scrutiny from regulators in most countries where it needs to gain approval for its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard for nearly $69 billion. But the company has reportedly gained...

NEC to build ¥33 billion global innovation hub near Tokyo

NEC Corporation will be constructing a 12-story global base for innovation with a floor area of roughly 50,000 square meters near Tokyo in March 2023 at around 33 billion. The provisionally named NEC Innovation...
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