One of the world's last telegram services, the Belgian company Proximus, will draw to a close on Friday, December 29. Sputnik takes a look at some of the most famous telegrams sent since 1844, some of which changed the course of history.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - China successfully tested its first photovoltaic highway, based on home-grown technology, in the country’s eastern Shandong province on Thursday, China Central Television (CCTV) said in a video report posted on its official social media account.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The preliminary tests of Russia's high-tech membranous invisibility cloak for the country's defense and interior ministries have been passed successfully, the head of the Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects (FPI), Andrei Grigoriev told Sputnik.
There is evidence of strong interplay between radio arcs and thermal plasma in the central dominant galaxy, which coincides with the core of radio emissions captured by the Chandra X-ray telescope, astronomers said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The connection with the first Angolan satellite Angosat-1, developed by Russia's Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation (RSC) Energia, has failed to be restored overnight, a Russia space industry source told Sputnik on Thursday.
Russia's space mission control center has reported that the Progress MS-06 freighter is expected to fall back to Earth and plunge into the deep waters of the ocean after undocking from the International Space Station.
By 2019, genetically engineered horses that are faster, stronger and better jumpers than regular horses are likely to compete in tournaments.
Workers and volunteers in Tel Aviv, Israel, have erected a 118-foot tower of half a million brightly colored Lego bricks donated by city residents eyeing to establishing a world record.
A Zenit carrier rocket with Angola's first satellite AngoSat-1 was launched from the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan on December 26.
A massive and “potentially hazardous asteroid” that brushed past Earth on December 16 - just over a week before Christmas, features a mysterious dark void at its center, according to scientists.
After being postponed several times, Angola's first satellite AngoSat-1 has been launched from the Baikonur spaceport.
The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation has announced the successful launch of a rocket with Earth remote sensing satellites.
People and other air-breathing creatures normally drown when they get too much water in their lungs, but Russian scientists have proved that a dog can survive underwater using liquid breathing technology in an experiment aimed at saving the lives of submarine crews.
In what was one of the funniest theatre moments in 2017, the iPhone’s voice recognition program Siri woke up during a Shakespeare play.
Scaled Composites’ Stratolaunch, the world’s widest plane intended to take rockets to the stratosphere for launch, underwent its first taxi test on a runway in California.
China’s AG600, a huge amphibious plane has successfully undergone its first flight. While many claim that the AG600 is the world’s largest amphibious plane, we here at Sputnik must observe that there have been other, larger examples of this kind of flying machine.
The Bank of Israel and Ministry of Finance have been working on a state-backed digital currency, which may be introduced starting in 2019, local media reports.
A team led by former NSA contractor-turned whistleblower Edward Snowden has developed a new Android app designed to transform a smartphone into a home surveillance system and anti-spy tool. Sputnik discussed the significance of the app with Athina Karatzogianni, associate professor of media, communication & sociology at the University of Leicester.
The signal interface control document for GLONASS will be updated in 2018, making radio signals to the satellite navigation system less susceptible to corruption as they pass through the atmosphere, satellite producer Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems has announced.
Do you think the ban on My Friend Cayla, a doll with an Internet connection that has been officially found “an illegal espionage apparatus” thanks to its poor security, would have prompted other manufacturers to address the problem? No, it didn’t: spying toys that can track your children’s location and listen and talk to them only seem to multiply.
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