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South Korea conducts successful rocket engine test South Korea conducts successful rocket engine test

Yonhap News Agency, citing South Korean officials, reported that South Korea successfully tested its locally developed rocket engine


Facebook expands 'local news' to 400 US cities Facebook expands 'local news' to 400 US cities

Facebook says it is testing Today In in "news deserts," where it would seek to fill some of the gaps left by the loss of local newspapers


Elon Musk, Anand Mahindra's Twitter musings Who should go to Mars first?

Mahindra concluded the chat as he said if poets are not sent on the planet first, there would be no one to make sense why they have gone there


Chinese scientist He Jiankui defends 'world's first gene-edited babies' Scientist defends 'gene-edited' babies in China

A Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world's first genetically edited babies has defended his work


Former employee says Facebook failing black people Former employee says Facebook failing black people

Mark Luckie said that he shared the message with all Facebook employees around the world early this month


Cheers as Mars InSight spacecraft lands on Red Planet Cheers as Mars InSight spacecraft lands on Red Planet

The vehicle appeared to be in good shape, according to the first communications received from the Martian surface


Apple to tutor women in tech in bid to diversify industry Apple to tutor women in tech in bid to diversify industry

Apple has been trying to lessen its dependence on men in high-paying programming jobs


China scientist claims world's first gene-edited babies China scientist claims world's first gene-edited babies

The development emerges Sunday in an article published by industry journal the MIT Technology Review


From parcel delivery to security, Singapore bets big on drones From parcel delivery to security, Singapore bets big on drones

Hi-tech Singapore is planning to roll out a swarm of drones for tasks that include delivering parcels, inspecting buildings and providing security


Before Mars landing, a nail-biting ‘six and a half minutes of terror’ Before Mars landing, a nail-biting ‘six and a half minutes of terror’

So far the US is the only nation to have made it there, and only NASA’s unmanned Curiosity robotic rover is still tooling around on the surface


California fire conspiracies a hit on YouTube California fire conspiracies a hit on YouTube

News site Motherboard found conspiracy theories and fake news topped search suggestions, when looking for clips of the California wildfires


Departing Facebook comms chief says critics were targeted Departing Facebook comms chief says critics were targeted

Facebook’s chief operating officer Sandberg has pledged a “thorough” review of its use of Definers to deflect criticism from the social network giant


Mars Is Getting a U.S. Visitor, a 3-Legged 1-Armed Geologist Mars Is Getting a U.S. Visitor, a 3-Legged 1-Armed Geologist

NASA's InSight makes its grand entrance through the rose-tinted Martian skies on Monday, after a six-month, 300 million-mile (480 million-kilometer)


European privacy search engines aim to challenge Google European privacy search engines aim to challenge Google

In the battle for online privacy, U.S. search giant Google is a Goliath facing a handful of European Davids


NASA picks ancient Martian river delta for 2020 rover touchdown NASA picks ancient Martian river delta for 2020 rover touchdown

Experts believe the 28-mile (45-kilometer) wide basin could have collected and preserved ancient organic molecules and other signs of microbial life


Facebook says services tripped up by server problem Facebook says services tripped up by server problem

It was the second instance in the past two weeks in which technical issues appeared to affect access to Facebook


China sends 5 satellites into orbit via single rocket China sends 5 satellites into orbit via single rocket

It was the 292th mission of the Long March rocket series


NASA probe beams back image of Jupiter's moon Io NASA probe beams back image of Jupiter's moon Io

Slightly larger than Earth's moon, Io is the most volcanically active world in the solar system


Nissan set to oust boss over 'misconduct' Nissan set to oust boss over 'misconduct'

Nissan said it also planned to oust a senior executive Greg Kelly who had been "deeply involved" in the misconduct


New tech regulation ‘inevitable,’ Apple CEO says New tech regulation ‘inevitable,’ Apple CEO says

Cook has previously been a proponent of self-regulation, especially as concerns user data protection


New discovery shows glass made from exploding stars New discovery shows glass made from exploding stars

Silica makes up around 60 percent of the Earth’s crust and one particular form, quartz, is a major ingredient of sand


New space industry emerges: on-orbit servicing New space industry emerges: on-orbit servicing

When satellites run out of fuel, they can no longer maintain their precise orbit, rendering them useless even if their hardware is still intact


Facebook to launch independent body for calls on content Facebook to launch independent body for calls on content

Content spied by artificial intelligence software or reported by users is now reviewed by an internal system that Facebook has been ramping up


Landmark change to kilogram approved Landmark change to kilogram approved

Nations gathered in Versailles, west of Paris, instead approved the use of a scientific formula to define the exact weight of a kilogram


Home DNA tests doom anonymity for sperm, egg donors Home DNA tests doom anonymity for sperm, egg donors

In the growing field of assisted reproduction, donors used to be guaranteed anonymity


Definition of kilogram set to change Definition of kilogram set to change

Currently, it is defined by the weight of a platinum-based ingot called "Le Grand K" which is locked away in a safe in Paris


NASA wants people on Mars within 25 years NASA wants people on Mars within 25 years

The US space agency believes it can put humans on the Red Planet within 25 years


‘Robocop’ on patrol at Singapore summit ‘Robocop’ on patrol at Singapore summit

It navigates independently on a pre-mapped route and can avoid obstacles


Facebook shuts more accounts aimed at political meddling Facebook shuts more accounts aimed at political meddling

Facebook had already shut down most of those account, and blocked the rest after an internal investigation, according to Gleicher


Smartphones raising a mentally fragile generation Smartphones raising a mentally fragile generation

San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge sees smartphones and social media as raising an unhappy, compliant "iGen"


Bangladesh wins ASOCIO IT award Bangladesh wins ASOCIO IT award

BCC Executive Director Partha Protim Dev formally received the award at a function at the ASOCIO Digital Summit 2018 held in Tokyo on November 8


General Motors has unveiled a pair of electric bikes GM has unveiled a pair of electric bikes

The bike-sharing space offers two potential revenue opportunities for GM


Facebook ends forced arbitration of sexual misconduct claims Facebook ends forced arbitration of sexual misconduct claims

Google made a similar change on Thursday, a week after thousands of employees briefly walked off their jobs to protest


Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $393,000 at auction Stephen Hawking's wheelchair sells for $393,000

Proceeds from the chair's sale will go to two charities, the Stephen Hawking Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association


Bangladesh gets full control of Bangabandhu-1 satellite Bangladesh gets authority over Bangabandhu satellite

Bangladesh will now start the commercial activities of the satellite, Bangabandhu-1 as it get transmission and operation management from Thales Alenia


Facebook delays mandatory political ad ID checks Delays to Facebook political ad ID check

Weaknesses were exposed by news companies who posed as US politicians, terror groups and other banned organisations


Facebook launches ‘Ad Breaks’ in Bangladesh Facebook launches ‘Ad Breaks’ in Bangladesh

The social media launched the new facility in Bangladesh as part of its new initiative to expand the facility in different languages across the world


Metop weather satellite launches into orbit 'Old' weather satellite takes off

The satellite was procured at the same time as its two predecessors, but was then stored for later use


NASA spacecraft makes 1st close approach to sun NASA spacecraft makes 1st close approach to sun

The Parker Solar Probe flew within 15 million miles (24 million kilometers) of the sun's surface Monday night

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