11:38 GMT +327 March 2017


    • A self-driven Volvo SUV owned and operated by Uber Technologies Inc. is flipped on its side after a collision in Tempe, Arizona, U.S. on March 24, 2017.
      Last update: 02:47 27.03.2017
      02:47 27.03.2017

      Rideshare Giant Uber Slams Brakes on Driverless Vehicle Project

      Beleaguered US rideshare company Uber has halted its aggressively touted autonomous vehicle program, following a high-profile car crash in Arizona.

    • High-rise buildings are partly covered by heavy fog at Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour Monday, March 20, 2017.
      Last update: 03:00 26.03.2017
      03:00 26.03.2017

      Many Injured After Hong Kong Escalator Suddenly Reverses and Speeds Up (VIDEO)

      An escalator ascending through four floors in a busy Hong Kong mall suddenly reversed direction and sped up, sending riders tumbling out the bottom.

    • US marines Amphibious Assault vehicles (AAV) manoeuver on rough seas during a beach landing, as part of the Philippines-US amphibious landing exercise (PHIBLEX) at a naval training base facing South China sea in San Antonio town, Zambales province, north of Manila on October 7, 2016
      Last update: 01:46 26.03.2017
      01:46 26.03.2017

      Private Beach? US Marines Test New Ship-to-Shore Assault Tech

      Next month, California will host an unprecedented display of high-tech military ship-to-shore landing drills aimed at boosting the capability of the Marine Corps to storm a beach.

    • Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. 2013
      Last update: 22:39 25.03.2017
      22:39 25.03.2017

      UK Looking to Make Google, Other Sites Liable for Hosting Extremist Material

      Google, Facebook and other social media websites that rely on advertising revenue are in the midst of a major media backlash that could result in legal ramifications, as extremist material keeps showing up next to sponsor-related content, drawing the ire of citizens and lawmakers alike.

    • Unmanned U.S. Predator drone. (File)
      Last update: 06:49 25.03.2017
      06:49 25.03.2017

      Canada to Develop Vision-Based Drone Navigation System

      The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International said that Canada’s national defense research agency would collaborate with a technology firm and university to co-develop a vision-based navigation system for drones.

    • A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in this illustration in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
      Last update: 00:40 25.03.2017
      00:40 25.03.2017

      Man Fails At Trying to ‘Troll’ Marines Sharing Nude Photos

      As the US Marines attempt to recover from a scandal involving hundreds of servicemen distributing nude photos on social media, one man’s supposed attempt at trapping and reporting the perpetrators has fallen flat.

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    • Could Twitter predict the next terror attack?
      Last update: 20:21 24.03.2017
      20:21 24.03.2017

      What the Future Holds? Twitter Could Predict the Troubles Ahead

      A Dutch statistics organization has announced that it will be collecting data from social media which will show how people have responded to moments of terror attacks or aricraft disasters. However, the data gurus are also looking at how Twitter could be used to predict future catastrophes.

    • Computers
      Last update: 19:51 24.03.2017
      19:51 24.03.2017

      'Everyone Should be Concerned': CIA Targets Personal Computers and Smartphones

      A fresh Wikileaks document dump has exposed a CIA program aimed at hacking computers, mobile phones and even smart TVs from companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung, using techniques users could neither detect nor disable by resetting their devices – and a security expert has told Sputnik all tech lovers should be extremely concerned.

    • Vollvo truck
      Last update: 10:41 24.03.2017
      10:41 24.03.2017

      Swedes Wheel Out Driverless Trucks on World's Safest Roads

      In some branches of technology, the future is already now. Sweden, whose roads already are the world's safest, is currently busy testing self-driving trucks that are claimed to be safer that those driven by human drivers.

    • Prick a finger and have the blood checked for parasites  by smartphone? Scientists are turning those ubiquitous phones into microscopes and other medical tools that could help fight diseases in remote parts of the world
      Last update: 03:43 24.03.2017
      03:43 24.03.2017

      Gee Whiz! Cellphone Gadget Could Measure Male Sperm Count

      A new attachment will allow smartphone users to examine their own reproductive potency in the comfort of their own homes.

    • Iphones
      Last update: 03:08 24.03.2017
      03:08 24.03.2017

      Apple to Launch iPhone Production in India

      The company will begin manufacturing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s smartphones at the Wistron plant in Bangalore within the next four to six weeks. The iPhone SE’s production will be moved there in three months.

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    • The image portrays the interaction between interstellar dust in the Milky Way and the structure of our Galaxy's magnetic field
      Last update: 01:55 24.03.2017
      01:55 24.03.2017

      Now That’s Attractive: Astronomers Discover Largest Ever Magnetic Field

      A new study from the Max Planck Institute has found a magnetic field millions of light years in length – by far the largest of any such field ever discovered. It is 28 to 60 times the size of the Milky Way Galaxy.

    • President Donald Trump gestures while sitting in an 18-wheeler truck while meeting with truckers and CEOs regarding healthcare on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017.
      Last update: 00:06 24.03.2017
      00:06 24.03.2017

      10-4, Over and Out! Twitter Mocks Trump’s Big Rig Moment (VIDEO)

      Lawmakers, attorneys, staffers and lobbyists scurried around the US capital on Thursday ahead of a now-delayed vote on the controversial American Health Care Act. Meanwhile, amidst the dreary chaos of governing in DC, US President Donald Trump was mocked on Twitter after he was seen honking the horn of a semi-truck.

    • Email
      Last update: 18:30 23.03.2017
      18:30 23.03.2017

      'Serious Abuse': UK Police May Have Hacked Activists' Personal Email Accounts

      Scotland Yard is alleged to have illegally accessed the email accounts of activists for years, using information gathered by hacking - the latest revelation of state intrusion into the private lives of political campaigners in the UK, already under investigation by the Pitchford Inquiry.

    • Faces
      Last update: 18:10 23.03.2017
      18:10 23.03.2017

      Facial Recognition Software to Scout Actors and Models in Seconds

      A group of techies have created a social network for actors and models based on Russian facial recognition technology. The novel service will make auditions and casting calls easier: appropriate candidates could be found online in no time by a given type of face.

    • The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft onboard is seen shortly after Launch Complex 41 Vertical Integration Facility on December 2, 2015
      Last update: 02:17 23.03.2017
      02:17 23.03.2017

      Cygnus Spacecraft Launch to International Space Station Delayed Again

      The launch of a Cygnus cargo spacecraft carrying new supplies to the International Space Station has been postponed again.

    • A hacker accused of illegally entering South Korea's state Hydro & Nuclear Power Company computer network used multiple Chinese IP addresses
      Last update: 02:16 23.03.2017
      02:16 23.03.2017

      Hackers Threaten to Wipe Out 559 Million Apple Accounts

      A hacker group calling itself the “Turkish Crime Family“ has reportedly put the screws to Apple to come up with cryptocash -- or risk having more than half a billion iCloud accounts deleted.

    • Indian laborers sort mangoes at a fruit market in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, May 7, 2014.
      Last update: 01:53 23.03.2017
      01:53 23.03.2017

      Chinese Space Mango Test Bears Fruit

      Chinese scientists have announced that embryonic mango cells brought back from space have been successfully grown into “space mangoes” that may someday become a high-quality, insect-resistant strain of the sweet fruit.

    • Cut fish in the sea food department at the Dorogomilovsky market in Moscow
      Last update: 23:53 22.03.2017
      23:53 22.03.2017

      Fukushima Radiation on US West Coast Poses No Health Risk, Scientists Say

      Despite the devastating nuclear accident at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, scientists studying the waters off the west coast of the United States have concluded that there is no contamination risk to people or the local ecology.

    • International Space Station
      Last update: 23:51 22.03.2017
      23:51 22.03.2017

      NASA Preps Microgravity Experiments, Tiny Satellites in Space Station Payload

      A resupply launch to ISS includes experiments to grow crystals and monitor genetic changes in microgravity, as well as small satellites to be placed in orbit.