NASA tests return capsule for next-generation orion manned spacecraft

18/07/2017 14:22

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the US Coast Guard in this week has tested out the experimental Orion spacecraft’s return capsule by landing it in the Gulf of Mexico. The Orion is meant to be a modular spacecraft for use in missions as diverse as asteroid redirection and building settlements in Mars’ orbit.

Pentagon plans to use machine learning to help fight Daesh by end of this year

16/07/2017 13:01

As the line between business, tech and military blurs, the private sector is partnering with the Pentagon to introduce the use of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to sort through monstrous heaps of data in hopes of gleaning useful information to counter Daesh and other terrorist groups around the world.

Russian scientists finish aircraft 'nervous system' to improve flight safety

12/07/2017 15:11

Russia's Foundation for Advanced Research Projects (FPI) has completed the development of the advanced control system of aircraft structures state, which is based on the principles of the nervous system of living organisms and is expected to significantly improve flight safety, head of the project Dmitry Uspensky told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Microsoft kicked off Microsoft 365

12/07/2017 13:13

Microsoft 365 is a complete, intelligent and secure solution to empower all companies and all workers, recognizing that people are at the heart of digital transformation. 

China tests self-sustaining space station in Beijing

10/07/2017 11:06

Sealed behind the steel doors of two bunkers in a Beijing suburb, university students are trying to find out how it feels to live in a space station on another planet, recycling everything from plant cuttings to urine.

Scientists develop new chip that may help usher in the age of quantum computers

30/06/2017 16:19

INRS physicists managed to create the first silicon chip that can be used to both store and manipulate high-dimensional qubits – units of quantum information – which may help simplify the architecture of quantum computers, according to a study published in Nature, a top US scientific journal.

Internet traffic back to normal in mid-July

28/06/2017 21:17

Repair of the Asia-Pacific Gateway (APG) submarine optic cable system will not be completed prior to July 14, so international Internet traffic will remain choppy until then, according to a source from the APG management board.

Russian sub test-fires ICBM across Eurasia

27/06/2017 17:22

A Russian submarine has successfully launched a missile from the Barents Sea near Norway to a test site in the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East, the Russian Defense Ministry reports.