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Facebook CEO defends refusal to take down some content

Washington,  OCT 18 : Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended the social media platform’s refusal to take down content it considers newsworthy “even if it goes against our standards.” But while he promoted free expression, limitations were place on coverage of his remarks at Georgetown University. Reporters were not allowed to ask questions — only students were given that ...

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NASA unveils new spacesuits for human lunar landing

Washington, Oct. 16 : The U.S. space agency NASA unveiled on Tuesday the next-generation spacesuits to be used in its Artemis program that will send the first woman and next man to the Lunar South Pole by 2024. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine showcased the ground prototypes of two spacesuits designed for lunar exploration: one for exploring the Moon’s surface, known ...

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Two NASA astronauts complete nearly 7-hour spacewalk

Two U.S. astronauts wrapped up a spacewalk out of the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, the second in a series of five spacewalks in October to replace batteries on the far end of the station’s port truss. Astronauts Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan finished their spacewalk at 2:23 p.m. American Eastern Time, lasting about six hours and 45 minutes, ...

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‘Humans will not ‘migrate’ to other planets,’ says Swiss Nobel laureate

Humans will never migrate to a planet outside of Earth’s solar system because it would take far too long to get there, Swiss Nobel laureate Michel Mayor said Wednesday. Mayor and his colleague Didier Queloz were on Tuesday awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for their research refining techniques to detect so-called exoplanets. “If we are talking about exoplanets, things ...

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China’s first self-developed carbon-ion therapy system gets market access

China’s first self-developed carbon-ion therapy system has been approved by the national drug regulator and obtained market access. This is the first time that the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has approved a domestically produced carbon-ion therapy system, according to the official website of the national drug regulator. Installed in Wuwei Cancer Hospital in Gansu Province, the system was co-developed ...

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Discovery of 20 new moons puts Saturn ahead of Jupiter

Cape Canaveral, OCT 8 : The solar system has a new winner in the moon department. Twenty new moons have been found around Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82, scientists said Monday. That beats Jupiter and its 79 moons. “It was fun to find that Saturn is the true moon king,” said astronomer Scott Sheppard of the ...

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ISRO releases pictures of moon surface taken by camera on Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released the pictures of the moon surface clicked by the Orbiter High Resolution Camera (OHRC) mounted on the Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter. According to the ISRO, the pictures taken by the Orbiter from a height of 100 km from the moon surface are part of the Boguslawsky E Crater — measuring about 14 km in ...

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Brazilian company tests Huawei-powered 5G at Rock in Rio festival

Brazilian telecommunications giant Oi is putting Chinese company Huawei’s fifth-generation wireless telecommunication technology (5G technology) to the test during the ongoing Rock in Rio music festival. It is the largest trial of the 5G technology in Brazil. “Huawei gave us 50 handsets with access to the 5G network,” said Oi’s B2B operations manager Leonardo Enrique dos Santos Fernandes, adding that ...

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Twin-screen Duo puts Microsoft back in smartphone game

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled new Surface devices with twin-screens that open like books, including a notepad-sized version that will put it back in the smartphone game next year. Surface Duo was touted as the first device in the lineup to fit into a pants pocket, with two “paper-thin” 5.6-inch screens that unfold and work in harmony with a specially tailored ...

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Scientists puzzled by really big planet orbiting really little star

Scientists are expressing surprise after discovering a solar system 30 light-years away from Earth that defies current understanding about planet formation, with a large Jupiter-like planet orbiting a diminutive star known as a red dwarf. Stars generally are much bigger than even the largest planets that orbit them. But in this case, the star and the planet are not much ...

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