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    • Twitter
      Last update: 06:51 18.08.2018
      06:51 18.08.2018

      Twitter Users Report Social Media Down Worldwide

      According to the Downdetector.com web service, users in different countries having troubles with posting and refreshing their tweets since 10:41 PM EDT.

    • A Google carpet is seen at the entrance of the new headquarters of Google France before its official inauguration in Paris, France. (File)
      Last update: 09:12 17.08.2018
      09:12 17.08.2018

      Google Admits Tracking Users' Movements If Location History Setting Turned Off

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Google has revised its description of Location History settings, admitting that it continued to track users' movement even if the feature was turned off.

    • A worker assembles a sex doll at the WMDOLL factory in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, China, July 11, 2018
      Last update: 18:56 16.08.2018
      18:56 16.08.2018

      China's Major Sex Doll Firm Racing to Make Full Movement Sex Cyborg to Outrun US

      Although the company has modestly admitted cherishing no ambition to make their adult toys strikingly human-like, more technological advances are highly welcome to attain their comprehensive marketing goals.

    • Chennai Airport
      Last update: 18:01 16.08.2018
      18:01 16.08.2018

      Indian Airport Deploys Humanoids to Introduce Smart Traveling

      The Chennai Airport in India has introduced humanoid robots to perform a variety of actions, including greeting passengers and responding to queries. As per the airport authorities, the humanoid robot can also decipher various accents for the convenience of passenger interaction.

    • Space walk by Russian Cosmonauts
      Last update: 04:18 16.08.2018
      04:18 16.08.2018

      WATCH: Russian Cosmonauts Install Animal Tracking Antenna on ISS

      KOROLYOV (Sputnik) - The Icarus antenna will capture signals from GPS tags on animals and pass them on to a central computer inside the Russian module’s pressurized cabin, according to Max Planck Institute for Ornithology.

    • Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX
      Last update: 02:34 16.08.2018
      02:34 16.08.2018

      Singer Claims Elon Musk Was 'On Acid' Writing Dicey Tesla Tweets

      A musician who was going to do a collaboration with Elon Musk’s girlfriend, Canadian singer-songwriter Grimes, says that she was stonewalled from doing just that because Grimes was coddling Musk “for being too stupid to know not to go on Twitter while on acid.”

    • A worker lays pipes for the Vankor-Suzun oil pipeline.
      Last update: 13:07 15.08.2018
      13:07 15.08.2018

      Russian Scientists to Speedily Locate Oil and Gas Seams

      Scientists from the Siberian Federal University have suggested a new method to more effectively locate hydrocarbons, including crude oil and natural gas, the University’s press service said in a statement.

    • A general view of the headquarters of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in London on October 30, 2017
      Last update: 01:37 15.08.2018
      01:37 15.08.2018

      BBC Caught Cherry-Picking Anti-Privacy Computer Scientists for Segment

      The BBC was caught red-handed engaging in manipulation after it declined to invite a potential guest for a segment on computer security, turning the expert down because he refused to state why it would be a good idea to put “back-doors” into cryptographic systems.

    • Apple CEO Tim Cook, discusses the new Apple campus at an event to announce new products at Apple headquarters Monday, March 21, 2016, in Cupertino, Calif.
      Last update: 00:14 15.08.2018
      00:14 15.08.2018

      Apple Claims HQ Buildings Worth $200 to Save on Tax Bill - Report

      The United States’ first trillion-dollar company by market capitalization, Apple, told tax collectors that buildings in and around the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, were worth just $200 in an effort to save money on its tax bill.

    • Facebook removed the page of TeleSur English, an English language media outlet primarily funded by Venezuela, August 13, the second time this year it has done so.
      Last update: 22:47 14.08.2018
      22:47 14.08.2018

      ‘The Power to Curate Our Reality’: Facebook Censors TeleSur, Independent Media

      Facebook removed the page of TeleSur English, an English language media outlet primarily funded by Venezuela, August 13, the second time this year it has done so. Abby Martin, host of “Empire Files” on TeleSur English, tells Sputnik News it’s another case of Russiagate blowback against the left.

    • Google
      Last update: 21:08 14.08.2018
      21:08 14.08.2018

      Not Ok, Google: Turning off Location History Won't Help You, Tech Giant Will Track You Anyway

      The "location history" option on Google accounts claims in its description to be responsible for collecting data on a user's movements, but it turns out that switching it off still won't help if someone wants to track you down via your account.

    • Fossils and replicas of a Pterosaur of the Tropeognathus Mesembrinus species are displayed at the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 20, 2013
      Last update: 13:38 14.08.2018
      13:38 14.08.2018

      Flying Badass: Fossils of 200-Million-Year-Old Pterosaurus Found in US

      Pterosaurs, the first creatures with a backbone to fly under their own power, emerged more than 200 million years ago and lorded over primeval skies until a giant meteorite slammed into Earth more than 65 million years ago wiping out land-dwelling dinosaurs and most other forms of life.

    • A child using a tablet
      Last update: 01:43 14.08.2018
      01:43 14.08.2018

      Log Off! Blue Light from Phones, Tablets Can Speed Blindness - Study

      It might be time to put your phone down and take a walk outside ‒ with sunglasses ‒ instead. According to researchers from the University of Toledo, both the blue light from digital devices and ultraviolet light from the sun can transform molecules in the eye’s retina into “cell killers” that can accelerate blindness.

    • Artist's illustration showing the life of a massive star as nuclear fusion converts lighter elements into heavier ones. When fusion no longer generates enough pressure to counteract gravity, the star rapidly collapses to form a black hole.
      Last update: 21:28 13.08.2018
      21:28 13.08.2018

      Astrophysicists Discover Time May Actually Flow 'Backwards' During Gamma-Ray Bursts

      Gamma-ray bursts, the extremely powerful explosions that release intense radiation pulses as stars collapse to form neutron stars, quark stars and black holes, are the brightest known electromagnetic phenomenon in the universe.

    • An alleged alien base on Mars
      Last update: 17:37 13.08.2018
      17:37 13.08.2018

      Could a Mysterious Mars Object Be a Secret Alien Base? (VIDEO)

      Earlier, a study conducted by a team of scientists led by Bruce Jakosky from the University of Colorado claimed that "terraforming Mars is not possible using present-day technology." Terraforming is the deliberate modification of a planet's atmosphere or temperature to make it similar to Earth's environment and habitable by Earth-like life.

    • Diver
      Last update: 16:00 12.08.2018
      16:00 12.08.2018

      WATCH Mysterious 'Ghost Ship' Discovered in Crimea

      Underwater archaeologists have discovered a sunken ship off the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea. The find, covering about one hundred meters, amazed the divers.

    • Yergaki range in the West Sayany mountain range, southern Siberia. (File)
      Last update: 13:18 12.08.2018
      13:18 12.08.2018

      Scientists Find Amazingly Preserved 40,000-YO Baby Horse in Siberian Permafrost (PHOTO)

      The ancient foal was found in the permafrost of the Batagaika depression, also known as the "Gateway to the Underworld," by Russian and Japanese scientists, and is expected to give researchers a wealth of new information on how horses evolved at a time when human beings were still mere hunter-gatherers.

    • The US Air Force's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle is attached to a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
      Last update: 12:15 12.08.2018
      12:15 12.08.2018

      NASA Parker Solar Probe Blasts Off on Historic Mission to Sun

      The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched the Parker Solar Probe automatic station to explore the Sun from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

    • Red sun
      Last update: 10:08 11.08.2018
      10:08 11.08.2018

      NASA Solar Probe Launches Saturday on Daring Mission to Touch Sun

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US space agency NASA will fire off a solar probe on Saturday in an ambitious bid to touch the Sun’s millions-of-degrees-hot atmosphere.

    • Heart rate
      Last update: 17:33 10.08.2018
      17:33 10.08.2018

      Heart Hack Attack: Programmers Discover Life-Threatening Pacemaker Hack

      The vulnerability reportedly affects the products of one of the world's largest producers of artificial cardiac pacemakers.