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Marsquakes offer detailed look at red planet’s interior

A quake-measuring device on Mars is providing the first detailed look at the red planet’s interior, revealing a surprisingly thin crust and a hot molten core beneath the frigid surface. In a series of articles published this week, scientists reported that the Martian crust is within the thickness range of Earth’s. The Martian mantle between the crust and core is ...

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Xiaomi Bangladesh launches slim and light Mi 11 Lite

Xiaomi, Global technology leader, on Sunday launched Mi 11 Lite in Bangladesh, the slimmest and the lightest smartphone of 2021.The new device packs all the perks of a flagship-level smartphone into an ultra-lightweight and stylish design, perfect for users seeking a high-end smartphone in a light form factor. Mi 11 Lite will be available soon in three colors variants: Jazz ...

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An 18-year-old is going to space with Jeff Bezos

The mystery bidder who put up a whopping $28 million for an 11-minute joy ride to the edge of space alongside Jeff Bezos will not make the trip, Bezos’ rocket company Blue Origin announced Thursday. Blue Origin said in a press release that the person, who asked to remain anonymous for the time being, had to bow out because of ...

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‘Solar wind enveloped Earth, phenomenon lasted for few hours’: NOAA

A dense stream of solar wind enveloped the Earth late on Wednesday, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA), but no notable impact was observed as the event wasn’t particularly powerful on the space weather scale. In fact, few people probably even knew it happened. The phenomenon lasted for a few hours and slightly unsettled the planet’s magnetic field, ...

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Blue Origin approved for human space flight ahead of Bezos launch

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Monday it approved a Blue Origin license to carry humans on the New Shepard launch system into space. Former Amazon.com Chief Executive Jeff Bezos is set to fly to the edge of space on Blue Origin’s maiden crewed voyage on July 20. Blue Origin is authorized to carry humans while its FAA license ...

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France fines Google 500 mn euros in news copyright row

France’s competition regulator on Tuesday slapped Google with a 500-million-euro ($593-million) fine for failing to negotiate “in good faith” with media companies over the use of their content under EU copyright rules. It is “the biggest ever fine” imposed by the Competition Authority for a company’s failure to adhere to one of its rulings, the agency’s chief Isabelle De Silva ...

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Paris gets a taste of pizza-making robots

Behind the dark green facade of a new Paris pizzeria, arms wielding ladles and spatulas perform an intricate ballet to churn out made-to-order pies — but no human hands are involved in the performance. The glass-enclosed kitchen is staffed by silver robots that build, bake and box up pizzas with the help of specially developed equipment, at a rate of ...

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First astronauts at China’s new space station conduct spacewalk

Astronauts at China’s new space station conducted their first spacewalk Sunday, state media reported, as Beijing presses on with its extraterrestrial ambitions. It was only the second time the country’s astronauts have stepped out of their craft while in space. Three Chinese spacemen blasted off in June, docking at the Tiangong station where they are to remain for three months ...

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OneWeb rocket launch to enable commercial service

OneWeb, the London-headquartered tech company trying to develop a global internet service delivered from space, reaches a key milestone on Thursday. The firm is launching another 36 satellites, taking its in-orbit mega-constellation to 254. Although many more are needed to complete the network, this number is enough to start offering a commercial service to a great swathe of the Northern ...

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Scientists hail stunning ‘Dragon Man’ discovery

Chinese researchers have unveiled an ancient skull that could belong to a completely new species of human. The team has claimed it is our closest evolutionary relative among known species of ancient human, such as Neanderthals and Homo erectus. Nicknamed “Dragon Man”, the specimen represents a human group that lived in East Asia at least 146,000 years ago. It was ...

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