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    • Elon Musk smokes a blunt with Joe Rogan
      Last update: 22:39 30.11.2018
      22:39 30.11.2018

      ‘Not Appropriate’: NASA Chides Elon Musk Over Public Pot Smoking

      The head of NASA was not happy about Elon Musk smoking marijuana on an episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience.”

    • Kaspersky Lab office in Moscow
      Last update: 20:34 30.11.2018
      20:34 30.11.2018

      US Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Kaspersky Lab's Lawsuit - Filing

      WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the dismissal of Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab’s lawsuit against the government ban of its antivirus software, a court document said on Friday.

    • SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks after unveiling the Dragon V2 spacecraft in Hawthorne, California, US on May 29, 2014.
      Last update: 18:54 30.11.2018
      18:54 30.11.2018

      Russian Space Corporation Blames Elon Musk for Hijacking Its Clients

      Following numerous Twitter rows and lawsuits, including one over pedophilia claims against a Thailand rescue diver, the US eccentric tycoon and visionary has made another enemy: Russia’s Roscosmos has black marked the entrepreneur in its annual report.

    • People sit at computers in the 24 hour Operations Room inside GCHQ, Cheltenham in Cheltenham, November 17, 2015.
      Last update: 16:59 30.11.2018
      16:59 30.11.2018

      GCHQ Staff Suggest Best Way to Beat Encryption is to Add Spies to Private Chats

      Two of British spying agency GCHQ's top staff have suggested one way authorities could access encrypted messaging services is to covertly add spies to private conversations.

    • A plate of pasta
      Last update: 16:24 30.11.2018
      16:24 30.11.2018

      Russian Businessman Repik Expects to Start Selling 1st Cooking Robot in 2019

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Alexey Repik, the founder of Russia's R-Pharm high-tech pharmaceutical company, told Sputnik on Friday that he planned to begin exporting the world's first fully automated cooking robot in 2019.

    • The European Southern Observatory releases fascinating image of a spiral galaxy known as NGC 3981.
      Last update: 15:11 30.11.2018
      15:11 30.11.2018

      sPHENIX Project: How Scientists Study “Soup” That Gave Rise to Universe

      Research conducted with the help of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) has shown that the original state of the Universe was a “soup” known as quark-gluon plasma, which is an almost ideal liquid.

    • GLONASS-K satellite
      Last update: 07:44 30.11.2018
      07:44 30.11.2018

      Russia to Deploy Glonass-Type Satellites in Lunar Orbit by 2040

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The concept of the Russian program for lunar exploration envisions the deployment of communications and navigational satellite groupings in lunar orbit until 2040.

    • Lines with digits on computer and laptop screens
      Last update: 17:18 29.11.2018
      17:18 29.11.2018

      Smart Factories of the Future Will Be Based on Integrated Cyberphysical Systems

      Cyberphysical systems will serve as the basis for Industry 4.0 and industrial development, professor at the Harbin Institute of Technology Sheng Wuyin said at the 2018 Digital Industry: Current Situation and Development Prospects scientific conference held on 13–15 Nov at the South Ural State National Research University (SUSU) in Russia.

    • The waxing Moon over Moscow
      Last update: 10:20 29.11.2018
      10:20 29.11.2018

      Construction of Russian Lunar Orbital Station May Be Launched in 2025 - Report

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The construction of the Russian lunar orbital station may start in 2025 with the launch of the base module, according to a report entitled "Roadmap to the implementation of the lunar program," prepared by Russia's general designer of manned spacecraft Yevgeny Mikrin and obtained by Sputnik.

    • DNA
      Last update: 07:52 29.11.2018
      07:52 29.11.2018

      China Investigates Experiment Involving Gene-Altered Babies Amid Widespread Criticism

      China's top health body on Monday demanded local authorities investigate an experiment that allegedly successfully created the world's first genetically altered twins, which has sparked ethical concerns and waves of criticism from around the world.

    • McDonald's fast food restaurant. (File)
      Last update: 03:43 29.11.2018
      03:43 29.11.2018

      Touch Screens at 8 McDonald’s Locations in London Covered in Fecal Bacteria

      An investigation by Metro.uk and London Metropolitan University of the cleanliness of the new ordering touch screens being introduced in British McDonald’s restaurants turned up some disturbing results. Investigators tested the touch screens at eight London McDonald’s and found feces coliforms on all of them.

    • Russian President Vladimir Putin after the flower-laying ceremony at the Monument to Soldiers of the Russian Expeditionary Force Who Fought in France in WWI.
      Last update: 03:32 29.11.2018
      03:32 29.11.2018

      Twitter Suspends Impostor Vladimir Putin Account

      Twitter was abuzz after what appeared to be the English-language Twitter account of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been suspended on Wednesday. As it turns out, the account, which has previously been identified in news reports as an official one, was taken down because it is fake.

    • Sex robot brothel expected to open in West Hollywood, California, in 2019.
      Last update: 20:34 28.11.2018
      20:34 28.11.2018

      US to See First Sex Doll Brothel That Will 'Brainwash' Men to Get Consent

      Despite robots currently being ‘not sentient’, the innovative venture is hoped to bring positive social change and even alter some men’s ‘deviant’ behaviour, teaching them to approach ‘all things’ with due respect.

    • A souvenir coin of the bitcoin
      Last update: 18:50 28.11.2018
      18:50 28.11.2018

      Bitcoin Bubble Burst as Predicted - Russian Economy Minister

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Bitcoin has now "deflated like a soap bubble" but boosted investments in new technologies, Russian Economic Development Minister Maksim Oreshkin said Wednesday.

    • Moon
      Last update: 17:47 28.11.2018
      17:47 28.11.2018

      NASA Pledges to Return to Moon ‘Sooner Than You Think’

      WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – NASA’s partnership with private US companies, details of which will be announced on 29 November, will allow the United States to return to the Moon sooner than expected, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said.

    • Chief executive officer of consumer devices division for Huawei Technologies Co. Richard Yu presents the new phone Huawei P10 Plus before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain
      Last update: 16:38 28.11.2018
      16:38 28.11.2018

      New Zealand Bans Mobile Operator From Using Huawei Amid US Pressure - Company

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The authorities of New Zealand have banned one of the country's largest mobile operators from using the equipment of the Chinese company Huawei to set up a 5G network due to a security threat, Spark New Zealand mobile company said in a statement.

    • Indian onlookers watch the launch of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) at Sriharikota on Febuary 15, 2017
      Last update: 16:03 28.11.2018
      16:03 28.11.2018

      India Prepares to Launch Satellite Capable of Trans-Border Movement Detection

      The Hyper-Spectral Imaging Satellite (HySIS) that will be launched on Thursday will be used for a range of applications like agriculture, assessment of coastal zones and surveillance work for the Indian armed forces. The HySIS uses the power of digital imaging and spectroscopy that improves imaging capabilities significantly.

    • Bread and butter
      Last update: 15:52 28.11.2018
      15:52 28.11.2018

      Trouble at Sainsbury's: UK Supermarket in Trouble for Selling Cancer-Risk Bread

      Leading UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has been slammed for selling "well-fired" bread - deliberately overcooked loaves - which critics believe could pose a cancer risk. Health experts have suggested the item’s packaging should be emblazoned with a health warning.

    • Monitoring
      Last update: 00:55 28.11.2018
      00:55 28.11.2018

      US Consumer Groups Urge FTC to Investigate Google’s Tracking Practices

      Dozens of US consumer groups urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in a Tuesday letter to investigate Google’s location tracking practices, which they allege the tech giant “manipulates and nudges" Android users into turning on. The charge parallels one made by eight EU countries Tuesday.

    • Shanghai Beidou Satellite Navigation Platform Co. Ltd
      Last update: 22:48 27.11.2018
      22:48 27.11.2018

      Beijing’s $9B Space Navigation Program Seeks to Dethrone US-Owned GPS

      Beijing has poured $9 billion into a space program called Beidou in an effort to eliminate China’s dependence on the US-owned Global Positioning System (GPS).