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SpaceX launches ants, avocados, robot to space station

A SpaceX shipment of ants, avocados and a human-sized robotic arm rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, report AP. The delivery — due to arrive Monday — is the company’s 23rd for NASA in just under a decade. A recycled Falcon rocket blasted into the predawn sky from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. After hoisting the Dragon capsule, the ...

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Russia postpones lunar mission over ‘problems during testing’

Russia revealed Tuesday it postponed its first mission to the moon’s surface in decades as a result of “problems” encountered during tests of the Luna-25 spacecraft. The country’s space agency Roscosmos announced last week that the mission — originally scheduled for October 1 — from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Far East had been moved to May 2022. The Luna-25 ...

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Russian rocket launches 34 new UK satellites

A Russian Soyuz rocket has blasted into space carrying 34 new satellites from British operator Oneweb, which aims to provide broadband internet everywhere in the world. The rocket operated by Europe’s Arianespace took off successfully at 2213 GMT Saturday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Roscosmos space agency said in a statement. It was the fifth launch of OneWeb ...

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Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn secure Afghan users’ accounts

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn said this week they had moved to secure the accounts of Afghan citizens to protect them against being targeted amid the Taliban’s swift takeover of the country. Facebook (FB.O) has temporarily removed the ability for people to view or search the friends lists of accounts in Afghanistan, its security policy head Nathaniel Gleicher tweeted on Thursday. ...

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2 spacecraft to make Venus flyby

Two spacecraft are set to swoop past Venus within hours of each other this week, using the maneuver to do a little bit of bonus science on the way to their main missions at the center of our solar system. The European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter probe, a cooperation with NASA, will swing around Venus early Monday, using the planet’s ...

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Google pays Tk 2.29cr VAT to NBR

Global tech giant Google has paid around Taka 2.29 crore as Value Added Tax (VAT) directly to the National Board of Revenue. It has paid VAT of Taka 55,77,704 for the month of May and Taka 1,73,76,832 for June, said SM Humayun Kabir, commissioner of VAT Commissionerate, Dhaka South. In the past, banks used to deduct VAT during payment by ...

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Kitchen robot in Riga cooks up new future for fast food

A pasta order comes in and the robotic arm springs into action at the Roboeatz eatery in Riga. After five minutes of gyrations, a piping hot plate is ready. The Riga cafe, located under a crumbling concrete bridge, is designed in such a way that customers can observe the robotic arm at work. It also has a seating area, although ...

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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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