Category: WWW News

China-Russia Collaboration in Space Poses Challenge for West

China and Russia have begun collaborating on technology to rival the United States’ GPS and European Galileo satellite navigation systems, as the two countries pursue closer military and strategic ties. Earlier this year, China agreed to host ground monitoring stations for Russia’s GLONASS positioning system on its soil, which improves …

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Report Indicates Greater Huawei Involvement in Surveillance

The Chinese telecom giant Huawei has consistently claimed it does not actively partner with the Chinese government in gathering intelligence on individuals within China, but a report by The Washington Post this week showing the company appears to have marketed surveillance technology to government customers calls the company’s assertions into …

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NASA Probe Becomes First Spacecraft to Enter Sun’s Atmosphere

The U.S. space agency NASA says its Parker Solar Probe this week became the first spacecraft to enter the Sun’s atmosphere, also known as the corona.  The space agency announced the news Tuesday at a press conference during a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in New Orleans.  In a statement, NASA scientists said the probe actually entered the Sun’s corona April 18, but it took until …

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 ’Futures’ Exhibit Looks at Possibilities

A self-driving flying taxi. A super-fast land-based transport vehicle. A sustainable floating city. Science fiction, or the wave of the future? The “Futures” exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, open Nov. 20, 2021, through July 6, 2022, gives visitors a peek at what may happen in the years to …

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What Caused Amazon’s Outage?

Robotic vacuum cleaners halted in their tracks. Doorbell cameras stopped watching for package thieves, though some of those deliveries were canceled anyway. Netflix and Disney movies were interrupted, and The Associated Press had trouble publishing the news. A major outage in Amazon’s cloud computing network Tuesday severely disrupted services at …

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