• Artificial intelligence
    Last update: 12:45 08.11.2019
    12:45 08.11.2019

    Why is Complete AI ‘Text Generator’, Previously Deemed ‘Too Dangerous’, Being Released Now?

    In February, researchers from the artificial intelligence group OpenAI said that application of a GPT-2 Al model could potentially be dangerous due to its power to create misleading content. As a result, they only released a limited version of the tool. Since then, the organisation has made the complete version fully available to the public.

  • Neo-Nazi rally in Frankfort, Ky
    Last update: 02:18 08.11.2019
    02:18 08.11.2019

    Hacker Publishes Database of Account Data From Neo-Nazi Forum Iron March

    Former members of the now-defunct, pro-fascist online forum Iron March may face real-life consequences after a database containing everything from usernames to IP addresses was published by an anonymous hacker. It’s now being sifted through by law enforcement and other entities.

  • This visualization of Lee Lincoln scarp is created from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter photographs and elevation mapping. The scarp is a low ridge or step about 80 meters high and running north-south through the western end of the Taurus-Littrow valley, the site of the Apollo 17 Moon landing. The scarp marks the location of a relatively young, low-angle thrust fault
    Last update: 01:17 08.11.2019
    01:17 08.11.2019

    Photos: NASA Opens First Sealed Lunar Sample in 40 Years Amid Preparations for Artemis Missions

    On November 5, for the first time in 40 years, a pristine lunar rock sample was opened by scientists at NASA, the US space agency, in order to test new tools in advance of the upcoming Artemis missions.

  • Tesla Model S
    Last update: 21:59 07.11.2019
    21:59 07.11.2019

    Videos: Driverless Tesla Travels on Wrong Side of Road Using ‘Smart Summon’ Feature

    A video shared online this week shows a driverless Tesla Model 3 car going down the wrong side of the road in a shopping center parking lot in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada's westernmost province.

  • Quantum Computing
    Last update: 20:28 07.11.2019
    20:28 07.11.2019

    How Much Will Moscow Spend to Create a Russian Quantum Computer?

    In October, a group of Google-based researchers confirmed early reports that the company had achieved so-called “quantum supremacy” by using a quantum computer to solve a task considered impossible for conventional machines. Now Russia is set to follow Google’s example.

  • A ground antenna made by Intellian for the OneWeb space internet provider is seen at Satellite2019 in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2019.
    Last update: 19:20 07.11.2019
    19:20 07.11.2019

    First Launch of UK OneWeb Communications Satellites From Baikonur Postponed

    MOSCOW (Sputnik)  - The first launch of UK communications satellites OneWeb from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome was initially supposed to take place on 19 December.

  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria
    Last update: 15:36 07.11.2019
    15:36 07.11.2019

    Scientists Develop Implant Material That Destroys up to 98% of Bacteria

    Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST MISiS) together with their Russian, Czech and American colleagues have developed a new implant material that prevents post-surgical bacterial infections.

  • Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif
    Last update: 11:58 07.11.2019
    11:58 07.11.2019

    Facebook Used User Data as Bargaining Chip to Pressure Competitor External Apps - Reports

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - On Wednesday, the outlet presented over 7,000 pages of documents, of which about 1,200 pages were marked "highly confidential," showing how Facebook would reward its partners by giving them preferential access to certain user data while denying the same privilege to competitors.

  • Cellphone Tower
    Last update: 01:36 07.11.2019
    01:36 07.11.2019

    China Announces Development of 6G Network Less Than Week After 5G Rollout

    Future networks will allow data transmission at insane speeds of up to 100 gigabytes per second, but it is a long road to get there, as even standards and requirements are not set.

  • Bitcoin
    Last update: 23:23 06.11.2019
    23:23 06.11.2019

    China Reverses Decision to Crack Down on Bitcoin Mining Industry

    China will no longer restrict bitcoin mining in the country, despite the fact that the country’s National Development and Reform Commission announced more than six months ago that it was planning to crack down on the popular cryptocurrency industry.

  • A man passes a facebook screen
    Last update: 21:35 06.11.2019
    21:35 06.11.2019

    Oops, We Did it Again! Facebook Says 100 Software Developers Accessed Private User Information

    Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, the director of developer platforms and programs, said that although the company found no evidence of abuse, it would ask its partners to delete any information they may have retained.

  • In this photo provided Jan. 12, 2019, by China National Space Administration via Xinhua News Agency, the rover Yutu-2 is seen in a photo taken by the lander of the Chang'e-4 probe on Jan. 11, 2019
    Last update: 21:31 06.11.2019
    21:31 06.11.2019

    Biggest Fish in Space 'Pool'? Beijing Eyes Creating First Earth-Moon Economic Zone

    China has been actively investing in space exploration in recent years, with its latest achievement being the successful launch of a drone that landed on the far side of the Moon and conducted several experiments there. Beijing is already planning future lunar missions, including a manned one.

  • Glass of red wine, bottle
    Last update: 18:57 06.11.2019
    18:57 06.11.2019

    Are We Set to Taste Space Wine? Researchers to Find Out in 2020

    A European start-up has sent a batch of red wine to the International Space Station. However, this is not for the astronauts to have an elegant soiree with a view of Earth or to deal with stress, but for scientific purposes. The aim is to test how microgravity will influence the classic beverage, which could open up new prospects for winemaking.

  • Blockchain
    Last update: 18:29 06.11.2019
    18:29 06.11.2019

    Blockchain: New Hope of Oil and Gas Industry?

    OPEC is set to cash in on the latest technological advances and today’s headway in cryptographically linked blocks of information - the so-called blockchain.

  • Water
    Last update: 15:30 06.11.2019
    15:30 06.11.2019

    Russian Scientists Come Up With Way to Save Humanity From Lack of Clean Water

    Scientists at Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) have developed compact, cost-effective water treatment systems based on unique technology that will help provide remote settlements with drinking water, the university press service reported.

  • A Huawei sign at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin, Germany, September 6, 2019
    Last update: 13:39 06.11.2019
    13:39 06.11.2019

    Huawei to Reportedly Summon Prized Hackers to Germany for Undercover Bug Bounty Talks

    by

    The Chinese tech titan has been investing heavily not only in developing the ambitious 5G network, but apparently dealing with security issues, including handling technical bugs, to secure trust from global investors and potential buyers.

  • SpaceX CEO Elon Musk gives an update on the next-generation Starship spacecraft at the company's Texas launch facility on September 28, 2019 in Boca Chica near Brownsville, Texas
    Last update: 12:18 06.11.2019
    12:18 06.11.2019

    Elon Musk Reveals Why His Company SpaceX is Trying to Develop a Reusable Orbital Rocket

    The 48-year-old maverick engineer made a surprise appearance at an Air Force "Pitch Day" and spent half an hour on stage with US Air Force commander of the Space and Missiles Systems Centre, Lieutenant General John Thompson.

  • The Voyager spacecraft.
    Last update: 06:37 06.11.2019
    06:37 06.11.2019

    Voyager 2 Sends Back First Messages From Interstellar Space - Study

    The spacecraft was launched in 1977 and continues to send home priceless scientific data, NASA scientists say.

  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai takes a drink from a mug during an FCC meeting where the FCC voted on net neutrality, in Washington.
    Last update: 06:30 06.11.2019
    06:30 06.11.2019

    China’s 5G Advances Could Create ‘Second Internet,’ FCC Chief Warns

    The Federal Communications Commission head warned on Tuesday that the Internet could become “balkanized” if China succeeds in deploying its 5G networks across the world.

  • Водлозерский национальный парк в Архангельской области
    Last update: 22:05 05.11.2019
    22:05 05.11.2019

    Hundreds of Thousands of Cannibal Ants Escape From Abandoned Soviet Nuclear Bunker in Poland

    Local researchers have discovered a mysterious colony of ants isolated from the outside world in a facility where atomic weapons used to be kept. Although it consisted only of worker ants, it not only managed to maintain its self-organisation, but also grew in size.