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SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch: All you need to know about the historic mission
The two astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, will become the first humans to ride onboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9. It will be the first time a NASA mission has launched from the US since the final space shuttle lifted off nine years ago.

SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch: All you need to know about the historic mission

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The two astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, will become the first humans to ride onboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9. It will be the first time a NASA mission has launched from the US since the final space[...]
Japanese Startup Gitai to Replace Astronauts with Robots
Japanese robotics start-up firm GITAI is developing technology to bring humanoid telepresence robots in space in place of astronauts. The firm recently announced joint research with JAXA (the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency) to analyze what it takes for robots to be useful in orbit and space. The firm does this to reduce the money spent on sending food and to the humans aboard the International Space Station. GITAI has pitched in new hires from Japanese bipedal robot company SCHAFT, two SCHAFT employees- including the SCHAFT ...
Lightweight Nuclear Reactors Could Power Martian and Lunar Colonies
The recent advances in human spaceflight come with a renewed interest in colonizing Mars or the Moon. There are, however, a significant number of challenges in establishing a self-sustaining human colony on the Red Planet. First and foremost, human life cannot sustain indefinitely without access to a renewable source of food, water, oxygen, and power, among other things. Fortunately, we may be close to a solution for generating power in space. The key is a lightweight nuclear reactor. A team of scientists and engineers is building ...
Facebook Launches Avatar feature in US
Facebook has finally decided to join the avatar bandwagon along with Apple, Snapchat, and Samsung. Snapchat's Bitmoji has been around for some time and for the few not aware of what it entails—it is a virtual avatar, an animated version of oneself. Faceboook’s new Avatar feature has been launched in the US and it lets you create mini-mes of yourself to use while chatting, creating stories, etc on Messenger. The social media giant plans to introduce new avatar stickers for use in text posts. "So much of our interactions these days a...
9 Million EasyJet Customers Lose Personal Data in Cyber Attack
Cybercriminals have breached data of 9 million customers of EasyJet, the low-cost airline company revealed early this week. Email addresses and travel details were accessed, and the hackers also stole credit details of 2,207 customers during the EasyJet hack. The Information Commissioner's Office of the UK is investigating the matter. It is believed that the breach was carried out by Chinese hackers, who have been very active during the pandemic and have been targeting many airline companies. Authorities came to know of the EasyJet...
Google Removes 857 Apps from Play Store Classified As Creepware
Google has removed nearly a thousand creepware apps on the Android play store after an alarm was sounded by a group of researchers from New York University, Cornell Tech, and Norton LifeLock. A creepware is an app that can "stalk, harass, defraud, or threaten another person, directly or indirectly.” Creepware does not classify as spyware as it is not considered threatening enough. Creepware needs to be combined with other apps to do any serious damage to the carrier. “These openly-sold consumer surveillance programs are often used...
Japanese Spacecraft Sends Stunning Images of ‘Ryugu’ Asteroid
Japanese spacecraft ‘Hayabusa 2’ sent spectacular photos of the surface of Ryugu asteroid. On February 21, 2019, the spacecraft touched the surface of the asteroid and sent images to the researchers. The images gave a close look into the surface of the asteroid. They would help the astronomers and researchers get a better idea about the age and geographical history of the asteroid and planets. The images would also give better insight into the materials and process of formation of planets. The colouration of dust grains as disturbe...
Grand Theft Auto V available for free on PC until May 21
The fifth installation of the Grand Theft Auto series maybe around seven years old, but it is still a catch and players to look for it. With the COVID pandemic keeping people inside their homes, gaming is one of the many activities people are resorting too. As such, the GTA V is much in demand! The edition is also available for free for PC in the Epic Games Store. The store offers two games for free every fortnight, and for a blockbuster series like this, Epic went with just the GTA one. The GTA V is still much popular among gamers,...
Online pizzeria marketing platform ‘Slice’ raises $43M
Online order and marketing platform Slice is an end-to-end ordering and marketing platform that also helps local pizzerias build their digital and online marketing presence

Online pizzeria marketing platform ‘Slice’ raises $43M

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Online order and marketing platform Slice is an end-to-end ordering and marketing platform that also helps local pizzerias build their digital and online marketing presence
Liftware Level Device helps People with Limited Hand Mobility
Verily Life Sciences recently launched an innovative assistive technology device named the ‘Liftware Level’. This device is built to help people with movement disorders or having limited mobility to that keep, hold and lift utensils while eating. The Liftware Level device uses electronic motion-stabilizing technology to ensure that eating utensils stay at a steady level regardless of how the user’s hand and arm may twist, bend, or move. The technology also helps users hold the utensil at the specifically required angle to feed them...