Face masks with electric fields might kill coronavirus on contact

The CDC says that you’re less likely to pick up the novel coronavirus from surfaces, but there’s plenty of evidence that shows the life-threatening...

China announces July launch date for mission to Mars

It wasn’t all that long ago that China didn’t seem to care much about space. The country watched The US and Russia dominate space...

Volunteer army in Indonesia helps fight coronavirus with data

JAKARTA – As Indonesia’s most populous province weighed tough movement restrictions to stop the new coronavirus, it turned to a loosely-knit volunteer group of...

South Korean cafe hires robot barista to help with social distancing

DAEJEON, South Korea – The new robot barista at the cafe in Daejeon, South Korea, is courteous and swift as it seamlessly makes its...

China’s coronavirus campaign offers glimpse into surveillance system

BEIJING – The coronavirus outbreak in China has given unprecedented glimpses into how an extensive system of surveillance cameras works, as monitoring stations are...

UN warns coronavirus pandemic may lead to spike in cyber crimes

The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to an outbreak of cybercrime as well. United Nations disarmament chief, Izumi Nakamitsu, told a meeting of the UN Security...

Richard Branson’s rocket test fails off California coast

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson’s attempt to launch a rocket off the coast of Los Angeles ended in failure on Monday when the projectile gave...

NASA astronauts go back to the future with capsule launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It’s back to the future as NASA astronauts launch again from the U.S. — aboard a retro-style “Right Stuff” capsule. Make...

Bionic eye with sharper vision than real eye could be ready in just five...

A bionic eye could give sight to millions in just five years, experts say. The world’s first 3D artificial eyeball is capable of sharper vision...

Amazon plans ‘Summer Sale’ to lure shoppers back from Target and Walmart

Amazon is preparing for a “Summer Sale” to lure back customers frustrated by shipping delays and other ordering woes that have plagued the e-tailing...

Study finds nearly half of accounts tweeting about coronavirus are bots

Nearly half of the Twitter accounts spreading messages on the social media platform about the coronavirus pandemic are likely bots, according to researchers. Carnegie Mellon...

How South Korea ‘turbocharged’ their coronavirus response with an urban planning system

SEOUL – When a man in Seoul tested positive for the new coronavirus in May, South Korean authorities were able to confirm his wide-ranging...

Earth’s magnetic field is weakening and it’s impacting satellites

Earth’s magnetic field is gradually weakening in an area that stretches from Africa to South America and scientists who are trying to understand why. This...

Faraday Future’s bankrupt founder gets OK for reorganization plan

The billionaire founder of electric-car startup Faraday Future — who boldly challenged Tesla with a far-out car design in 2015, only to file for...

Amazon plans huge sale as online shoppers gravitate toward Target and Walmart

Amazon is preparing for a “Summer Sale” to lure back customers frustrated by shipping delays and other ordering woes that have plagued the online...

Social distancing beeper will go off if you’re within 6 feet of someone

A social distancing gadget that beeps whenever you’re not keeping six feet from someone could help people return to work. The beeper has been invented...

NASA will pay you to spend 8 months locked in a Mars simulation in...

Humans are headed for Mars. We don’t know exactly when that’s going to happen, but NASA and other space agencies around the world are...

Robot blasts coronavirus with UV light at mall in Singapore

SINGAPORE – A shopping mall in Singapore is deploying a newly developed smart robot to fight the novel coronavirus, not with chemicals – but...

Twitter testing new feature that limits who can reply to your tweets

For as informative and engaging as Twitter can be, conversations on the social networking site can quickly become unmanageable at best. At worst, Twitter...

Astrobiologist argues that ‘gene-hacked’ humans should be created to settle on Mars

Future astronauts should have their DNA altered before making the treacherous journey to Mars, according to scientists. That’s because spacefarers will likely need to become...

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