Voyager 1 Space Probe Is Suddenly Sending NASA Wacky Data

Voyager 1 is nearly 14.5 billion miles from Earth and continues to hurtle out of the solar system at about 38,000 miles per hour. But NASA engineers working on the 44-year-old spacecraft have recently been vexed by the probe’s articulation and control system, which is generating data that appears to be completely random. “A mystery … Read more

Ingenious Underwater Drone Can Transition to Flight in Less Than a Second

Robots have traditionally been purpose-built to perform a single, very specific task, but researchers from Beihang University are taking a much different approach with a new robotic drone that can operate underwater just as easily as in the air, and it features a clever, nature-inspired trick for maximizing its range. When you think of robots, … Read more

Kenya, land of plenty for Google in Africa

Published on : 05/16/2022 – 00:38 Google announced on April 19 that it has chosen Nairobi to set up its first product development center on the continent. Already last October, the information giant announced a $1 billion investment plan to finance digital projects in Africa over the next five years. Google also already has a … Read more

Computer Powered by Colony of Blue-Green Algae For 6 Months

There’s “green energy” and then there’s truly GREEN energy, or rather, blue-green energy. A colorful colony of photosynthetic cyanobacteria, known as blue-green algae, have successfully powered a computer microprocessor for longer than six months, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Energy & Environmental Science. The little bio-based battery-alternative could serve as a … Read more

NASA Releases Ridiculously Sharp Webb Space Telescope Images

NASA held a press conference Monday morning to discuss the precise alignment of the Webb Space Telescope and the spacecraft’s upcoming scientific operations. The space agency also released images from the telescope that put Webb’s progress on dazzling display. “I’m delighted to report that the telescope alignment has been completed with performance even better than … Read more

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Went Silent, Leaving Anxious NASA Team in the Dark

Late last week, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter managed to reestablish its connection with the Perseverance rover following a brief communications disruption. The space agency says the looming winter is likely responsible and is making adjustments as a result. On Thursday, Ingenuity—mercifully—sent a signal to Perseverance after the intrepid helicopter missed a scheduled communications session. It marked … Read more

How Google, Apple and Microsoft want to get rid of passwords

The three tech giants have agreed to build a system to authenticate without a password. The ordeal of passwords could end within a year: Google, Apple and Microsoft announced Thursday an agreement to build a system allowing authentication without having to memorize a series of cabalistic signs. “With the new feature, consumers will be able … Read more

Europe’s Space Agency Needs You to Find the Differences Between These Pictures

Between 2014 and 2016, the European Space Agency‘s Rosetta spacecraft orbited and studied a comet hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, collecting data on the space rock’s structure and geology. Now, the ESA is asking the public to study images of the come and go differences in its surface features over time. The object … Read more

NASA Visualization Shows Black Holes Dancing with Stars

NASA highlighted 22 of these binary systems in the Milky Way and Large Magellanic Cloud.gif: NASA A new video from NASA shows what it looks like when a star is caught in the powerful gravity of a black hole. In these binary systems, the doomed stars spin around the black holes, which steadily suck up … Read more

Netflix, Meta, Amazon, Google… Alert for tech stars on Wall Street

DECRYPTION – A stock market crash put an end to the irresistible growth of the digital giants. For the first time sowing doubt among investors. Friday, April 29, a wind of panic seized the Nasdaq index which brings together the cream of American technology stocks. In a single session, it fell by 4.17%, the worst … Read more