Monday, September 21, 2020
Scientists have created first gene-edited livestock that can serve as viable "surrogate sires", males that produce sperm carrying only the genetic traits of donor animals, an advance that they say could improve food production for a growing global population.The research, published in the journal PNAS, could speed the...
China has successfully sent nine satellites into orbit in its first commercial launch of a rocket from a platform at sea, state media reported on Wednesday.The satellites, one of which belonged to video-sharing platform Bilibili, were deployed by a Long March 11 rocket from the Yellow Sea on...
The atmosphere of Venus contains traces of phosphine gas, which on Earth can be attributed to living organisms, scientists said on Monday, in a fresh insight into conditions on our nearest planetary neighbour.  Conditions on Venus are often described as hellish with daytime temperatures hot enough to melt...
Fulcrum is an app that allows scientists to gather data and maintain entries generated in the field when carrying out their research and it has helped prevent the loss of data to random accidents. In today's age, mobile applications are very valuable and useful tools for us that...
Dark matter, mysterious invisible stuff that makes up most of the mass of galaxies including our own Milky Way, is confounding scientists again, with new observations of distant galaxies conflicting with the current understanding of its nature.Research published this week revealed an unexpected discrepancy between observations of dark...
Engineers have developed a robot that can detect whether people are wearing a mask to guard against COVID-19 and, if not, politely remind them to put one on.The feature is an upgrade of Pepper, a 120 centimetre (47 inch) high robot with human-like features that is already in operation...
NASA on Thursday announced it was in the market for Moon rocks, and wants to pay companies to scoop out the dirt, take a photo, and then have it ready for collection by a future mission.The contract doesn't actually involve getting to the Moon itself, a feat only...
Asteroid 2020 QL2 that could be up to 120 meters (394 feet) in diameter is expected to safely fly past Earth on September 14, as per NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS). The asteroid is expected to fly past at a speed of nearly 38,620 kmph...
Apple has developed masks that the company is beginning to distribute to corporate and retail employees to limit the spread of COVID-19.The Apple Face Mask is the first created in-house by the Cupertino, California-technology giant for its staff. The other, called ClearMask, was sourced elsewhere. Apple previously made a...
Russian research and development enterprise Zvezda has started manufacturing of space suits and personal flight equipment for Indian cosmonauts undergoing training in Russia to be part of India's first manned space mission Gaganyaan, Glavkosmos said on Monday.Glavkosmos is a subsidiary of Roscosmos with which the Human Spaceflight Center...