On Wednesday, former US Navy SEAL Adm. William McRaven noted the “gap is narrowing” between the US and China technologically, referring to it as a “holy s**t” moment. He advises that if the US doesn’t double down on science and technology education and act decisively to forestall Beijing’s rise, it will soon leave Washington in the dust.
The world’s largest island entered the spotlight this summer after US President Donald Trump expressed a desire to buy it from Denmark. Although debate surrounding its status has since calmed down, the icy giant landmass is in the process of drastic natural changes.
In late August, The Guardian reported that Huawei's newest devices would come without preinstalled Google Apps such as Google Maps or Gmail amid US restrictions introduced against the Chinese tech giant.
So-called deepfakes are getting more and more sophisticated, with commentators voicing fears that the technology, which started with online pornography, could impact the political realm and take fake news to another level. A new tool presented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology already allows for the production of fakes on the spot.
The thawing of submarine permafrost leads to massive emissions of greenhouse methane, which may change the climate in the future. Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU)’s research in the Seas of the Eastern Arctic is aimed at assessing the scale of these processes. This is what the press service of TPU told Sputnik.
Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) have improved the alloying process (improving the properties of metal due to impurities), allowing not only the wear-resistance of materials to be increased, but also giving them some qualitatively new characteristics, which is in demand in high-tech industries, science and energy.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - NASA’s push to return humans to the Moon by 2024 is threatened by a failure to account for schedule delays and cost overruns, the General Accountability Office said in a report on Wednesday.
The village of Emmaus is the place where one of the major New Testament stories played out as the Son of God is thought to have appeared there after he was executed. Although the Bible contains several hints about the mysterious site, scientists have struggled to find it for ages.
Einstein didn’t single out any distinguishing characteristics of black holes other than their mass and spin, and the approach seems to be largely accurate, although leaving some room for scientific contemplation whether there could be something at least slightly "hairy" in the insatiable cosmic void.
A fresh report by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), co-convened by the World Health Organisation and the World Bank Group, warns that we are underprepared if a new contagion similar to the 1918 influenza pandemic strikes. According to its experts, it is “well past time to act”.
Greater Adria was spotted following decades of research, as scientists have been armed with the most advanced software, enabling them to peel off the tectonic plate layers to learn for sure when and where this or that geological phenomenon occurred.
Shortly after Facebook stepped up efforts to prohibit terrorism-endorsing content, even expanding the notion of terrorism, it’s emerged that their success has been mixed, arguably due to the company’s controversial feature of sucking up random personal details so as to form vast auto-generated databases.
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos found out the causes of a “hole” in the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft, but will not disclose the information, Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin said.
The research is expected to have major implications for the concept of "targeted" or "smart" delivery of drugs, an idea in nanomedicine aimed at concentrating medication in parts of the body affected by illness, while avoiding interactions with healthy tissue and thus reducing both dosages and potentially dangerous side effects.
Facebook has unveiled its plan to create an independent "oversight" board, dubbed the “Facebook supreme court,” to make decisions over how the network is moderated and what content is allowed on the platform.
Two new photos posted on Twitter on September 17 by company founder and CEO Elon Musk show the company’s next Starship prototype becoming a test-ready vehicle.
The space habitat development company Bigelow Aerospace tweeted on Tuesday that two inoperative satellites, the US’s Genesis II and Russia’s Soviet-era Cosmos 1300, might collide.
In a procurement request Monday, NASA announced that it is seeking industry to provide information on potential “solid rocket motors” to be used for its Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV), which is part of its proposed Mars Sample Return mission.
A new investigation by ProPublica and the German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk finds that the medical images and health data of millions of Americans can be accessed by anyone on the internet.
The project is designed to benefit smaller players, such as video creators and artists, by using real-time micropayments and is an attempt to put an end to targeted advertising and privacy abuses resulting from data mining.