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Rocket Report: Vandals spray-paint Buran; China to launch first crew in 4 years

"This idea has been around since the dawn of spaceflight." Enlarge / This is the rendering China's Dongfang Space released of its proposed rocket. It seems to be Kerbal-approved. (credit: Dongfang Space) Welcome to Edition 4.02 of the Rocket R.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaJun 11th, 2021

Facebook Launches Its Clubhouse Clone

Facebook's Clubhouse competitor, Live Audio Rooms, is making its way stateside. From a report: The company announced today that some US-based public figures, as well as certain groups, can start hosting rooms through the main Facebook iOS app. (Peopl.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News1 hr. 30 min. ago

First Solar CEO: Getting rid of Trump tariffs would pose challenges

China's solar industry monopoly took a hit earlier this month when a new Ohio-based solar panel factory was announced......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News1 hr. 30 min. ago

The Ariane 6 debut is slipping again as Europe hopes for a late 2022 launch

"This is a huge challenge that we need to work together on." Enlarge / Artist's view of the configuration of Ariane 6 using four boosters on the ELA-4 launch pad together with its mobile gantry. (credit: ESA-D. Ducros) Europe's top space offic.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 58 min. ago

European Central Bank Can Better Protect Digital Payment Privacy, Exec Board Member Says

The European Central Bank (ECB) is better suited than private companies to protect user privacy for the eventual adoption of a digital euro, according to an executive board member. From a report: In an interview with the Financial Times on June 14 an.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News3 hr. 58 min. ago

How Cybercriminals Almost Stole $1 Billion From Bangladesh"s National Bank

"In 2016 North Korean hackers planned a $1bn raid on Bangladesh's national bank," reports the BBC, "and came within an inch of success — it was only by a fluke that all but $81m of the transfers were halted, report Geoff White and Jean H Lee........»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News4 hr. 30 min. ago

China top-3 foundries to see combined revenue hit record high in 2021, says Digitimes Research

China's top-3 pure-play foundries are expected to see their combined revenue grow 16% on year to hit another record high in 2021, buoyed by continued strong demand for power devices, CMOS image sensors, radio-frequency ICs and other chip solutions de.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News7 hr. 30 min. ago

Planned strike at Samsung Display unlikely to affect AMOLED supply

The supply of AMOLED panels by Samsung Display (SDC) for production of Apple's next-generation iPhone devices slated for launch in the latter half of 2021 is unlikely to be affected by a strike reportedly to be taken by its workers starting June 21,.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News7 hr. 30 min. ago

Smartphone components to see orders from Apple rise in 2H21

China's smartphone demand failed to gain as much momentum as expected during the Labor Day holidays, resulting in declines in smartphone component shipments in the second quarter, but related orders from Apple will begin to increase in the second hal.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News7 hr. 30 min. ago

Highlights of the day: TSMC US fab to move in equipment in mid 2022

Construction of TSMC's fab in Arizona is on track to move in equipment as ealy as mid-2022, and equipment suppliers are aleady sending teams of engineers to the US state to assist the pure-play foundry's 5nm fab project. In China, its top-3 pure-play.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News7 hr. 30 min. ago

Best Prime Day Xbox One deals for 2021

This year's Prime Day Xbox One deals will remain popular despite the launch of the Xbox Series X, so you should take advantage of the offers as soon as you can......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 30 min. ago

Report: Hackers Breached More US Water Treatment Plants

"On January 15, a hacker tried to poison a water treatment plant that served parts of the San Francisco Bay Area," reports NBC News: It didn't seem hard. The hacker had the username and password for a former employee's TeamViewer account, a popular.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 58 min. ago

NASA Struggles to Fix Failure of Hubble Space Telescope"s 1980s Computer

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched into low-earth orbit in 1990 with an even older computer. Over the next 13 years it received upgrades and repairs from astronauts on five different visits from America's Space Shuttle. But now in 2021, "NASA.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

Chinese Startup Unitree Begins Selling a Headless Robot Dog for $2,700

Long-time Slashdot reader cusco shares an interesting report from IEEE Spectrum: In 2017, we first wrote about the Chinese startup Unitree Robotics, which had the goal of "making legged robots as popular and affordable as smartphones and drones." Rel.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

Test out next-gen space tech in Kerbal Space Program

The rocket-building game lets you pilot a fusion-propelled craft right now. Enlarge (credit: Take-Two Interactive) Most games lose relevance after a few years, but the indie rocket-building game Kerbal Space Program is a bit different. It’s.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

Chinese Astronauts Reach New Space Station For Three-Month Mission

For the next three months, three Chinese astronauts will live on a cylinder-shaped module measuring 16.6 metres by 4.2 metres (54 feet by 13.7 feet) while carrying out further construction work for China's orbiting space station. It's the first tim.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Now Also Elevated to Microsoft"s Chairman

Microsoft Satya Nadella elevated as Microsoft chairman Satya Nadella "has been elevated as chairman of Microsoft, a recognition of how dramatically he has transformed the world's largest software maker as chief executive over the past seven years,".....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Two Viking burials, separated by an ocean, contain close kin

Two Viking Age warriors from the same family died hundreds of kilometers apart. Enlarge (credit: Ida Marie Odgaard AFP) Roughly a thousand years ago, a young man in his early 20s met a violent end in England. 800 kilometers (500 miles) away, i.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

NASA reports trouble with Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope, which has been peering into the universe for more than 30 years, has been down for the past few days, NASA said Friday......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

New Wildfires Are At A 10-Year High In The Hot, Dry Western US

The number of new wildfires in the U.S. so far this year is at a ten-year high, according to federal data, prompting warnings of a long, potentially dangerous summer of fire. From a report: One of the biggest areas of concern right now is the high de.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Ageing Process is Unstoppable, Finds Unprecedented Study

Immortality and everlasting youth are the stuff of myths, according to new research which may finally end the eternal debate about whether we can live for ever. From a report: Backed by governments, business, academics and investors in an industry wo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021