Science and Technology   Sat 31 Oct 22:36 GMT

TikTok Owner ByteDance Launches Education Technology Brand Dali for China

TikTok Owner ByteDance Launches Education Technology Brand Dali for China

ByteDance announced a standalone education technology (edtech) brand Dali for the Chinese market on Thursday, becoming another major tech player looking to capitalise on the sector's boom driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.

NDTV News - 13 hours ago

Halloween full moon: See October's 'blue moon' tonight

Halloween full moon: See October's 'blue moon' tonight

October's second full moon falls on Halloween. This second full moon in one month is called a blue moon.

CNN - 13 hours ago

Psyche, an asteroid believed to be worth $10,000 quadrillion, is observed through Hubble Telescope in new study

Psyche, an asteroid believed to be worth $10,000 quadrillion, is observed through Hubble Telescope in new study

Earth has a molten metal core that us humans are unable to access and study directly. But there's a giant asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter that scientists suspect might be the metal core of a planet that never was, and they are looking to le…

CNN - 13 hours ago

OSIRIS-REx successfully stows sample of asteroid Bennu

OSIRIS-REx successfully stows sample of asteroid Bennu

NASA's University of Arizona-led OSIRIS-REx mission has successfully stowed the spacecraft's Sample Return Capsule and its abundant sample of asteroid Bennu. On Oct. 28, the mission team sent commands to the spacecraft, instructing it to close the capsule—mar…

phys.org - 14 hours ago

Mercedes-Benz AG, Aston Martin to Expand Shareholding

Mercedes-Benz AG, Aston Martin to Expand Shareholding

By Bennett Oghifo Mercedes-Benz AG and Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc (“Aston Martin”) have announced a new strategic technology agreement and an enhanced partnership. The new agreement will see Mercedes-Benz AG grant access to a range of advanced M…

THISDAY Newspapers - 15 hours ago

Texas jury tells Apple to pay $503 million in patent trial involving VPN technology

Texas jury tells Apple to pay $503 million in patent trial involving VPN technology

Apple Inc. was told to pay VirnetX Holding Corp. $502.8 million, the latest jury verdict in a decade-long saga over patents for secure communications. The...

The Dallas Morning News - 15 hours ago

Asteroid Thought to Be Worth $10,000,000,000,000,000,000

Asteroid Thought to Be Worth $10,000,000,000,000,000,000

16 Psyche thought to be massive chunk of iron and nickel

Newser - 15 hours ago

Hubble telescope spots a 'Greater Pumpkin' in space for Halloween

Hubble telescope spots a 'Greater Pumpkin' in space for Halloween

No pumpkin patch necessary to see this one, Linus and Charlie Brown.

space.com - 16 hours ago

AI to help world’s first removal of space debris

AI to help world’s first removal of space debris

Space is a messy place. An estimated 34,000 pieces of junk over 10 cm in diameter are currently orbiting Earth at around 10 times the speed of a bullet. If one of them hits a spacecraft, the damage could be disastrous. In September, the International Space St…

The Next Web - 16 hours ago

Why black holes are the scariest things in the universe

Why black holes are the scariest things in the universe

For one, falling into a black hole is easily the worst way to die.

Live Science - 20 hours ago

QR codes: how an old technology could help contact tracers keep the pandemic in check

QR codes: how an old technology could help contact tracers keep the pandemic in check

Shops, cafes and pubs now can keep logs of their visitors who use the QR code check-in on their phones

The Guardian - 20 hours ago

Assessing the habitability of planets around old red dwarfs

Assessing the habitability of planets around old red dwarfs

A new study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope gives new insight into an important question: how habitable are planets that orbit the most common type of stars in the Galaxy? The target of the new study, as reported in…

phys.org - 21 hours ago

Scientists discover Mars-sized rogue planet aimlessly zooming through the Milky Way

Scientists discover Mars-sized rogue planet aimlessly zooming through the Milky Way

The smallest rogue planet found to date, it wanders through the Milky Way with no parent star or gravitational siblings to keep it company.

CBS News - a day ago

A Pinnacle of Coral Is Discovered in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

A Pinnacle of Coral Is Discovered in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

The underwater skyscraper teems with sea life, and had been overlooked in past surveys of the reef system.

New York Times - a day ago

NASA celebrates Hubble-ween with grinning 'Greater Pumpkins' galaxies

NASA celebrates Hubble-ween with grinning 'Greater Pumpkins' galaxies

NASA spots a seasonal space squash.

CNET - a day ago

How octopuses taste their meals by touching them, according to a new study

How octopuses taste their meals by touching them, according to a new study

Octopuses have cells in their suckers along their tentacles that they use to taste prey, according to a new study from Harvard University researchers. Those taste cells could have range of purposes including helping them explore their environment and detectin…

CNN - a day ago

At least five types of dog existed by the end of the Ice Age, 11,000 years ago

At least five types of dog existed by the end of the Ice Age, 11,000 years ago

A new study shows that just after the Ice Age, there were at least five types of dog with distinct genetic ancestries -- and these ancestries can still be found in the dogs of today.

CNN - a day ago

Brace Yourselves for a Halloween Blue Moon

Brace Yourselves for a Halloween Blue Moon

This hasn’t happened in 76 years.

The Cut - a day ago

SpaceX Crew Dragon: Elon Musk decries 'stranger than fiction' problem

SpaceX Crew Dragon: Elon Musk decries 'stranger than fiction' problem

The Crew Dragon's next launch has been delayed. It is just the latest in a series of delays in SpaceX and NASA's plan to send crewed missions to the ISS.

Inverse - a day ago

'Time machine' offers new pancreatic cancer drug testing approach

'Time machine' offers new pancreatic cancer drug testing approach

Many patients with pancreatic cancer have only about a 10% chance of survival within five years of their diagnosis because they tend to become resistant to chemotherapy, past studies have indicated.

phys.org - a day ago

Scientists Photographed Our 'Galactic Bulge' Using a Dark Energy Camera

Scientists Photographed Our 'Galactic Bulge' Using a Dark Energy Camera

In an effort to research how the center of the Milky Way Galaxy formed what is known as a "galactic bulge," Scientists used a Dark Energy Camera to survey

PetaPixel - a day ago

Hubble Spots Giant Space "Pumpkin" [Video]

Hubble Spots Giant Space "Pumpkin" [Video]

Sorry Charlie Brown, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is taking a peek at what might best be described as the "Greater Pumpkin," that looks like a Halloween decoration tucked away in a patch of sky cluttered with stars. What looks like two glowing eyes and a cro…

SciTechDaily - a day ago

NASA secures sample of asteroid Bennu to send home to Earth

NASA secures sample of asteroid Bennu to send home to Earth

The Osiris-Rex spacecraft grabbed so much space gravel its container started overflowing and the sample had to be put away early.

CNET - a day ago

These spiders can hear with their legs

These spiders can hear with their legs

For these ogre-faced arachnids, "some of the coolest spiders on the planet," legs do double duty.

CNET - a day ago

Ultrapure copper for an ultrasensitive dark matter detector

Ultrapure copper for an ultrasensitive dark matter detector

In February and March, three batches of copper plates arrived at Fermilab and were rushed into storage 100 meters underground. The copper had been mined in Finland, rolled into plates in Germany and shipped across land and sea to the lab—all within 120 days. …

phys.org - a day ago

Fleet of robotic probes will monitor global warming's impact on microscopic ocean life

Fleet of robotic probes will monitor global warming's impact on microscopic ocean life

Biogeochemical Argo floats will also track oxygen loss and the oceans’ ability to soak up carbon

Science Magazine - a day ago

NASA releases new spooky space-themed posters about extreme places in the Universe

NASA releases new spooky space-themed posters about extreme places in the Universe

While ghouls and goblins may provide the ghastly delights many of us associate with this time of year, NASA has just released a series of spooky space-themed posters that are more unearthly than any monsters or scary stories told around terrestrial campfires.…

Universe Today - a day ago

Scientific Journals Commit to Diversity, but Lack the Data

Scientific Journals Commit to Diversity, but Lack the Data

Several prominent publishers said they did not track the race and ethnicity of the researchers contributing to their platforms.

New York Times - a day ago

Lab tests show risks of using CRISPR gene editing on embryos

Lab tests show risks of using CRISPR gene editing on embryos

A lab experiment aimed at fixing defective DNA in human embryos shows what can go wrong with this type of gene editing and why leading scientists say it’s too unsafe to try. In more than half of...

Associated Press - a day ago

The scariest things in the universe are black holes – and here are 3 reasons

The scariest things in the universe are black holes – and here are 3 reasons

Halloween is a time to be haunted by ghosts, goblins and ghouls, but nothing in the universe is scarier than a black hole.Black holes – regions in space...

Yahoo Entertainment - a day ago

What 50 gravitational-wave events reveal about the Universe

What 50 gravitational-wave events reveal about the Universe

Astrophysicists now have enough black-hole mergers to map their frequency over the cosmos’s history.

nature.com - a day ago

New NASA posters share galactic horrors for Halloween

New NASA posters share galactic horrors for Halloween

Vintage horror film adverts highlight cosmic frights in the latest artwork from NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Released for Halloween, these posters shed light on the universe's dangers and myster…

CNN - a day ago

How Octopuses Use Their Suction Cups to Taste Through Touch

How Octopuses Use Their Suction Cups to Taste Through Touch

A new study reveals that the invertebrates use a novel kind of receptor embedded in their suckers to explore their ocean habitats.

Wired - a day ago

Quantum-computing pioneer warns of complacency over Internet security

Quantum-computing pioneer warns of complacency over Internet security

Nature talks to Peter Shor 25 years after he showed how to make quantum computations feasible — and how they could endanger our data.

nature.com - a day ago

Face Milling Tools Market by Technology, Solutions, Application, Price, Demand

Face Milling Tools Market by Technology, Solutions, Application, Price, Demand

Growing at a steady pace, this Face Milling Tools market research values the industry size in USD million terms for 2020 and expected USD million value by the

aeresearch.net - 2 days ago

Ancient dog DNA reveals 11,000 years of canine evolution

Ancient dog DNA reveals 11,000 years of canine evolution

Genomes trace how the animals moved around the world — often with humans by their side.

nature.com - 2 days ago

Ex-Uber GM Alon Lits joins on-demand armed response platform Aura

Ex-Uber GM Alon Lits joins on-demand armed response platform Aura

Alon Lits, until recently GM of Uber in sub-Saharan Africa, has joined another technology-driven, on-demand platform, Aura, which specialises in security and armed response in South Africa.

TechCentral - 2 days ago

SpaceX satellite internet launchesand it'll cost you a pretty penny

SpaceX satellite internet launchesand it'll cost you a pretty penny

If you signed up for alerts from Starlink, SpaceX's new internet service, check your inbox. Beta testing is starting.

Komando - 2 days ago

This isn't your typical space rock: There's a metal asteroid out there worth $10,000 quadrillion

This isn't your typical space rock: There's a metal asteroid out there worth $10,000 quadrillion

The asteroid 16 Psyche, one of the most massive objects in the main asteroid belt, could be made entirely of metal, according to a new study.

USA Today - 2 days ago

Ogre-faced spiders have great hearing—without ears

Ogre-faced spiders have great hearing—without ears

These big-eyed arachnids use organs in their legs to hear a surprisingly diverse range of sounds, an ability not seen in other spiders.

National Geographic - 2 days ago

Ancient Dog DNA Shows Early Spread Around the Globe

Ancient Dog DNA Shows Early Spread Around the Globe

Research on fossil canine genomes is expanding and producing some surprises about the lives of dogs and humans in prehistoric times.

New York Times - 2 days ago

NASA: 'weird' molecule on Saturn's moon may point to alien lifeBusiness Insider

NASA: 'weird' molecule on Saturn's moon may point to alien lifeBusiness Insider

A salty ocean beneath Titan's surface could host extraterrestrial life. This new molecule could be a stepping stone to complex biological chemistry.

ScienceAlert - 2 days ago

Monster bird fossils unearthed in Antarctica

Monster bird fossils unearthed in Antarctica

The birds' wingspans were as wide as a U-Haul truck is long.

Live Science - 2 days ago

Rogue Planet Discovered Flying Through Milky Way Without a StarIGN

Rogue Planet Discovered Flying Through Milky Way Without a StarIGN

There's a "rogue planet" flying through the Milky Way galaxy, a free-floating world without a host star. Its mass is reportedly between that of Earth and Mars.

IGN - 2 days ago

Canadian mall giant collected 5 million images of shoppers through embedded cameras in info kiosks, say privacy watchdogs. These are the malls

Canadian mall giant collected 5 million images of shoppers through embedded cameras in info kiosks, say privacy watchdogs. These are the malls

Cadillac Fairview used facial recognition technology without customers’ consent, probe finds

Financial Post - 2 days ago

Ant IPO Promises $8 Billion Gain for Elite Group of Foreign Investors

Ant IPO Promises $8 Billion Gain for Elite Group of Foreign Investors

In 2018, the financial-technology giant raised $10.3 billion in its first and only private sale of stock to institutions outside China

The Wall Street Journal - 2 days ago

DNA tracks mysterious Denisovans to Chinese cave, just before modern humans arrived nearby

DNA tracks mysterious Denisovans to Chinese cave, just before modern humans arrived nearby

“Molecular caving” shows archaic humans visited high-altitude cave over long period

Science Magazine - 2 days ago