Home / Technology

Technology

Technology giants urged to “step up” against harmful internet content under new Australian law

The Australian government has released its proposed new online safety laws aimed at preventing the spread of harmful material. Paul Fletcher, the minister for Communications, unveiled the Online Safety Act in a speech to the National Press Club on Wednesday, urging technology giants such as Google and Facebook to “step up” in tackling the dangers of the internet. If passed ...

Read More »

NASA chief gets latest look at new moon rocket

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine and the media got an up-close look Monday at a huge, newly completed rocket for the program aimed at putting a man and woman on the moon as early as 2024. Bridenstine was in New Orleans to see the first of the “core stage” rockets for NASA’s Space Launch System at the Michoud Assembly Center, where ...

Read More »

China leads in electric, hybrid vehicle market: survey

Chinese consumers are much more likely than people in other major countries to purchase an electric vehicle or hybrid, showed a latest survey. There is gathering pace behind electric vehicle appetite with over 50 percent of respondents willing to consider an electric or hybrid vehicle next time they replace vehicles, according to the survey released this week by global consulting ...

Read More »

Space project eXTP to set example of good cooperation with China: Czech scientists

The enhanced X-Ray Timing and Polarimetry mission (eXTP) could set an example of good cooperation between the Czech Republic and China, said Czech scientists attending an international workshop on Astronomical X-Ray Optics which closed here on Friday. The eXTP is a China-led cutting-edge satellite observatory that aims to explore still mysterious celestial bodies, such as black holes and neutron stars. ...

Read More »

Sun yields its secrets to Parker Solar Probe

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, having survived its closest encounter so far with the Sun, has sent back a “spectacular trove” of data on its corona, the super-hot outer edge of its atmosphere, scientists said Wednesday. The car-sized probe, launched in August last year, will come within some four million miles (six million kilometres) of the sun’s surface during a series ...

Read More »

NASA to launch “robot hotel” to Int’l Space Station

The U.S space agency NASA is going to send a “robot hotel” to the outside of the International Space Station with the upcoming SpaceX commercial resupply mission. The Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS), a protective storage unit for critical robotic tools, will be launched on Dec. 4 with SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, according to NASA. Its first residents will be two robots ...

Read More »

Google co-founders step down as execs of parent Alphabet

The co-founders of Google are stepping down as executives of its parent company, Alphabet, ending a remarkable two decades during which Larry Page and Sergey Brin shaped a startup born in a Silicon Valley garage into one of the largest, most powerful — and, increasingly, most feared — companies in the world. Sundar Pichai, who has been leading Google as ...

Read More »

NASA finds Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram

US space agency Nasa has located the lander of Chandrayaan 2 with the help of observation made by an Indian engineer, reports Hindustan Times. Almost three months after Chandrayaan 2—India’s second mission to moon— went awry in the last 2.1km of its journey.“This image shows the Vikram Lander impact point and associated debris field. Green dots indicate spacecraft debris (confirmed ...

Read More »

Lil Bub: Cat with millions of online fans dies

Lil Bub, one of the internet’s most famous cats, has died aged eight, reports BBC. The cat’s owner, Mike Bridavsky, announced her death to millions of followers on social media on Monday.Lil Bub was best known for her unusual appearance – bulbous eyes and a protruding tongue. She was rescued as a feral kitten and was born with several disorders, ...

Read More »

Technology to keep lights on could help prevent wildfires

B. Don Russell wasn’t thinking about preventing a wildfire when he developed a tool to detect power line problems before blackouts and bigger disasters. The electrical engineering professor at Texas A&M University figured he might save a life if his creation could prevent someone from being electrocuted by a downed live wire. But fire prevention may be his product’s biggest ...

Read More »