Researcher Timnit Gebru, the now ex-co-head of Google's AI ethical department, says she was fired after her colleagues got an email from her, where she "advocated for underrepresented people" in AI research and among the company's ranks in general.
Fresh radio images provided by the top-notch Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope, feature weird objects that look like clear-cut circles, but the latter don't appear to transmit any optical, infrared, or X-ray emissions.
Although the two planets come in alignment relatively frequently - every 20 years or so - the last time the gas giants were this close to each other was when Genghis Khan was still alive.
In the long-term, photonics-based devices will almost completely replace the electronics we have been using, scientists from the National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI" told Sputnik, commenting on the advanced Russian developments accelerating technology in this area.
The presentation comes amidst this year's first manned space launch performed by a private company, SpaceX, which successfully delivered human crew to the International Space Station. CEO Elon Musk later stated that his company may send the first people to Mars by 2026, if not earlier.
The Boeing 737 Max was grounded in 2019 after two deadly air disasters. Investigations found a string of failings, including US aviation authorities allowing Boeing to solely certify the airframe as safe, and the failure to train pilots and ground crew on the onboard automatic maneuvering system that caused two crashes.
What has turned out to be nothing more than a large piece of space trash from a failed moon mission led astronomers at the US space agency NASA on a wild goose chase for three months as they raced to figure out if the mysterious object posed a danger to Earth.
Hen 3-1357, which is also known as the Stingray nebula, is considered the youngest known planetary nebula by researchers. Located some 18,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Ara, the nebula is as large as 130 solar systems.
The Chinese spacecraft has accomplished a number of firsts for Beijing, including the first extraterrestrial takeoff and first independent placement of the country's flag on an extraterrestrial body. When its samples return to Earth, they’ll be the first brought back from the moon in 44 years.
The possibility of Mars being a cradle of alien life has bothered many, especially now, when space enthusiasts lay eyes on the red planet as a potential place where humanity could live on in the future.
Scientists at the Siberian Federal University (SibFU) and the Siberian State University of Science and Technology (SibSU) have developed a new technology for the production of biologically compatible and biodegradable polymer tubes.
Scientists at Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), together with colleagues from the Institute of High Current Electronics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, have studied the characteristics of the radiation of "runaway" electrons formed during thermonuclear fusion.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk has long expressed his desire to one day see the colonization of Mars. Earlier this year, the South African native indicated that, through his Starship project, he hoped to see 1 million people transported to the red planet by 2050.
Using a novel design likely suggested by an American scientist whose work has been largely forgotten, a group of Chinese researchers say they have created an aircraft engine that can propel an airframe as fast as 11,800 miles per hour, or Mach 16.
The US National Science Foundation (NSF) announced in mid-November that the scientific body would begin to decommission the radio telescope at Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory over fears that recent damages would bring about the structure’s collapse.
If the Chang’e-5 probe’s mission is successful, not only will it mark a major accomplishment for Chinese space flight, it will also return with the first samples taken from the lunar surface in 44 years.
Water is considered to be the basis of life. On Mars, however, much of it is frozen and the rest is full of salt from the Martian soil, making it useless for NASA astronauts who are to land on the red planet by 2033 to "learn how to live and work in another world."
North America isn’t the only continent dealing with a troublesome invasive species of wasp: a new study has revealed just how much of a problem the keyhole wasp, a species native to Central America, is causing for Australia’s airline industry.
According to newly-published research, malware that can hack into a bio-engineer's computer and replace a sub-string in the DNA structure could result in the unintentional creation of dangerous toxins.
Indonesia’s growing internet market has become an unlikely arena for Chinese and American competition, with tech giants from both countries sinking millions of dollars into local startups as the population’s internet access grows rapidly.