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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


Facebook admits it was used to 'incite offline violence' in Myanmar Facebook admits failures in Myanmar

It comes after widespread violence against the Rohingya minority which the UN has said may amount to genocide


Interstellar object may have been alien probe: Harvard Alien probe tumbling in solar system!

The object, nicknamed 'Oumuamua, meaning "a messenger that reaches out from the distant past" in Hawaiian, was discovered in October 2017


Facebook removes 115 more suspicious accounts ahead of US midterm elections Facebook removes 115 more suspicious accounts ahead of US midterm elections

With less than one day away from Tuesday's polling, social media companies are on high alert for foreign interference


China unveils new 'Heavenly Palace' space station as ISS days numbered China unveils new 'Heavenly Palace' space station

Three astronauts will be permanently stationed in the 60-tonne orbiting lab


Video game action heads for the cloud Video game action heads for the cloud

Amazon, a major cloud operator through its Amazon Web Services, also owns popular game play-streaming service Twitch


NASA's Hubble Telescope finds smiling face in space NASA's Hubble Telescope finds smiling face in space

The powerful telescope captured this image in an effort to understand how new stars spring to life throughout the cosmos


Twitter removed thousands of accounts discouraging US vote participation Twitter removed thousands of accounts discouraging US vote participation

Twitter said it appeared the account network was run out of the United States, but did not provide details on how the accounts worked


New dinosaur species unearthed in Argentina New dinosaur species unearthed in Argentina

The new species has been named Lavocatisaurus agrioensis

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