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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

Nasa has just rejected missions to moons of Jupiter and Neptune – here's what we would have found out

Jun 07, 2021 23:45 pm UTC| Science

Its been 30 years since Nasa last visited Venus, with the Magellan orbiter in 1990. Now, two new missions have been selected to explore the deadly atmosphere, crushing pressures and volcanic landscape. The process dates...

Space Science Series

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter flight on Mars opens up new frontiers in space exploration

Apr 22, 2021 05:41 am UTC| Science

History has been made on Mars: NASAs Ingenuity helicopter just achieved the first powered and controlled flight on another planet. Ingenuity is a small, lightweight, drone-like helicopter that was carried on the...

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...

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Economy

Hyundai Heavy successfully test-runs autonomous ship

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group (HHIH) successfully conducted a test run of a fully autonomous cruise ship, which navigated through the narrow 10-kilometer Pohang Canal. However, an HHIH official clarified that the...

SsangYong Motor's first EV to be launched in Europe on October

SsangYong Motor Co. will launch its first electric vehicle (EV) dubbed Korando Emotion in Europe later in October to speed up its sales process. SsangYong has begun domestic production of the Korando Emotion. Chung...

S. Korea eyes carbon neutrality by commercializing carbon capture and utilization products by 2030

South Korea plans to go carbon neutral by commercializing 14 carbon capture and utilization products by 2030 and to invest over 100 billion won annually for the development of the technology beginning 2023. The progress...

Kakao edges Naver for third spot among S. Korea's most valuable firms

Kakao Corp. posted a market capitalization of 64.1 trillion won to take the third spot among South Koreas most valuable company following chip giants Samsung Electronics Co. and SK hynix Inc. The upward march was due to...

Hybe's market value surges after the release of BTS' ‘Butter’

Hybe, formerly known as Big Hit Entertainment, saw its market valuation shoot up to an amazing number after BTS Butter track was released and subsequently dominated all the music charts around the world. The companys value...

Politics

Donald Trump election loss: New emails show ex-POTUS removed Atlanta US attorney over false election fraud claims

To this day, former President Donald Trump is pushing his claims of election fraud that led him to lose the 2020 presidential race to Joe Biden. New emails have revealed that Trump went to the extent of having Atlanta,...

Nancy Pelosi urged by House Republicans to remove Ilhan Omar from House Foreign Affairs Committee

Minnesota Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar sparked backlash regarding her recent comments comparing American and Israeli war crimes to Hamas and the Taliban. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy demanded that House...

Donald Trump election loss: Ex-POTUS pressured DOJ officials to overturn results, according to new emails

Former President Donald Trump has to this day pushed the belief that the November 2020 elections were stolen from him and denied him a second term without evidence. In another attempt to cling to power in his final weeks...

Joe Biden looks to have a 'predictable, stable' relationship with Russia in summit with Vladimir Putin

Following the G7 Summit in the UK and the NATO summit in Belgium, US President Joe Biden is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday in Geneva. The meeting would be Bidens first in-person meeting with...

Science

Finland's Ant Brew offers beer created with goose poop

Finnish Brewery Ant Brew is offering the Wasted Potential Imperial Stout, produced by using goose feces to smoke malt. The microbrewerys home city, Lahti, which was named the European Green Capital 2021, wanted to...

New global guidelines for stem cell research aim to drive discussions, not lay down the law

The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) today released updated guidelines for stem cell research and its translation to medicine. Developed in response to recent scientific and clinical advances, the...

Tiangong: China may gain a monopoly on space stations - here's what to expect

China launched Tianhe-1, the first and main module of a permanent orbiting space station called Tiangong (Heavenly Palace 天 宫), on April 29. Two additional science modules (Wentian and Mengtian) will follow in 2022 in a...

Microfluidics: The tiny, beautiful tech hidden all around you

When you think of micro- or nanotechnology, you likely think of small electronics like your phone, a tiny robot or a microchip. But COVID-19 tests which have proven to be central to controlling the pandemic are also a...

Space tourism – 20 years in the making – is finally ready for launch

For most people, getting to the stars is nothing more than a dream. On April 28, 2001, Dennis Tito achieved that lifelong goal but he wasnt a typical astronaut. Tito, a wealthy businessman, paid US$20 million for a seat...

Technology

‘Elden Ring’s’ world features 6 major locations that can be explored in no specific order

The open world features in the earlier games released by FromSoftware and Hidetaka Miyazaki have been some of the most beloved by its avid fans. Elden Ring is poised to continue that tradition as the popular game director...

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series gets FCC certification ahead of rumored August launch

Samsung fans may have gotten another hint at the imminent launch of the Galaxy Watch 4 series. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has certified two models of unannounced smart wearable devices from the tech...

‘Forza Horizon 5’ won’t require heavy PC specs when it launches in November

Xbox surprised racing simulation fans with the announcement of Forza Horizon 5 at its E3 showcase. Aside from dropping a new trailer, the developers also announced its release date and provided ample details about its...

Microsoft confirms Windows 10 retirement in 2025 as Windows 11 leaks online

The next version of Microsofts Windows operating system, currently dubbed Windows 11, has appeared in several leaks just a few weeks before the companys event. Meanwhile, Microsoft has also discreetly confirmed that...

Nintendo confirms ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2’ is launching in 2022

Nintendo released a new trailer for the much-awaited The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 during Nintendo Direct on Tuesday. It confirmed previous rumors that the game will not be released this year and provided a...
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