Saturday, July 11, 2020
Supercomputer-driven models simulated in Japan suggested that operating commuter trains with windows open and limiting the number of passengers may help reduce the risk of coronavirus infections, as scientists warn of airborne spread of the virus.In an open letter published on Monday, 239 scientists in 32 countries outlined...
Tesla's Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk is "a genius who defies common sense and can be overly optimistic," Panasonic's CEO said on Tuesday, as the Japanese firm cautiously moves to expand a battery partnership with the US carmaker."I believe only geniuses can hold onto big visions, and a...
NASA has added more safety fixes for Boeing's space capsule before it can fly astronauts following a pair of close calls during last year's test flight.In closing out the seven-month investigation, NASA officials said Tuesday they have now identified 80 corrective actions, mostly involving software and testing, that must...
A rocket from small-satellite launch firm Rocket Lab failed to reach orbit minutes after a successful liftoff from New Zealand on Saturday, the company said, losing its payload of seven small satellites it had intended to carry to space."An issue was experienced today during Rocket Lab's launch that...
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday shared a recent image of the mysterious moon of Mars, Phobos, as captured by the Mars Orbiter Mission also known as Mangalyaan. The image was captured on July 1 by the Mars Colour Camera. Taking to Twitter, ISRO shared the...
July 4 will mark the third lunar eclipse for 2020. People in certain regions will be able to witness penumbral lunar eclipse, also being referred to as a “buck moon" lunar eclipse. It also coincides with the US Independence Day which is good news for US residents as...
Tesla is building mobile molecule printers to help make the potential COVID-19 vaccine being developed by CureVac in Germany, the electric-car maker's Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, tweeted on Wednesday.CureVac, an unlisted German company, has said it is developing portable, automated mRNA production units that it calls printers...
NASA has delayed the launch of its newest Mars rover yet again — to the end of July at the earliest — this time for a rocket issue.If the Perseverance rover isn't on its way by mid-August, it will have to wait until 2022 when Earth and Mars...
The European Union will plough more money into rocket launches, satellite communication, and space exploration to preserve its often unsung successes in space and keep up with US and Chinese ambitions, its space chief said on Sunday.Over the past decades, Europe has sought to build independent access to...
As face coverings become the norm amid the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese startup Donut Robotics has developed an internet-connected 'smart mask' that can transmit messages and translate from Japanese into eight other languages.The white plastic 'c-mask' fits over standard face masks and connects via Bluetooth to a smartphone and...