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True nature of consciousness: Solving the biggest mystery of your mind

1 day ago   |   New Scientist

Far from being a mystical “ghost in the machine”, consciousness evolved as a practical mental tool and we could engineer it in a robot using these simple guidelines
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Fast swimming fish robot could perform underwater surveillance

1 day ago   |   New Scientist

Tunabot, a fish-inspired robot, can swim faster than most other swimming bots and could be used for underwater monitoring and surveillance
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Hayabusa 2 completes practice run for deployment of last asteroid lander

Hayabusa 2 completes practice run for deployment of last asteroid lander

2 days ago   |   Spaceflight Now

One of two target markers released by Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is seen in this overlay image with frames showing the target marker's location at 4-second intervals...
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NASA, ESA officials seek formal approvals for Mars sample return mission

NASA, ESA officials seek formal approvals for Mars sample return mission

3 days ago   |   Spaceflight Now

Artist's concept of a Mars sample return mission, including a U.S.-built Mars Ascent Vehicle , a European-built Earth Return Orbiter , and a NASA-provided Earth Entry Vehicle...
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AI apocalypse: Ex-Google worker fears 'killer robots' could cause ‘mass atrocities'

AI apocalypse: Ex-Google worker fears 'killer robots' could cause ‘mass atrocities'

3 days ago   |   Daily Express

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE killing machines may one day trigger a war, an ex-Google Project Maven engineer has warned.
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Robot can launch out of the water and glide like a flying fish

8 days ago   |   New Scientist   |   2 articles

A robot that can propel itself out of water into flight could be used to take water samples while leapfrogging aquatic obstacles
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US criminally charges Chinese professor with stealing secrets for Huawei

US criminally charges Chinese professor with stealing secrets for Huawei

10 days ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / Visitors check out new Huawei smartphones at the 2019 IFA home electronics and appliances trade fair Berlin. A Chinese computer science professor named Bo Mao is...
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Indian moon lander ready for final descent

Indian moon lander ready for final descent

13 days ago   |   Spaceflight Now   |   5 articles

Artist's concept of the Chandrayaan 2 Vikram lander. Credit: ISRO The Vikram lander, part of India's Chandrayaan 2 mission launched in July, will attempt to land near the lunar...
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Soyuz spacecraft, humanoid robot return to Earth after 16-day test flight

Soyuz spacecraft, humanoid robot return to Earth after 16-day test flight

13 days ago   |   Spaceflight Now

The Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft departs the International Space Station. Credit: NASA TV/Spaceflight Now An unpiloted Russian Soyuz spacecraft, carrying a humanoid robot instead of...
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India's first attempt to land on the moon appears to end in failure

India's first attempt to land on the moon appears to end in failure

13 days ago   |   Spaceflight Now   |   5 articles

A member of the Chandrayaan 2 team reacts after contact with the Vikram lander was lost Friday. Credit: ISRO Ground teams lost communication with India's first lunar landing...
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Jupiter shock: Largest volcano on Jupiter's moon Io is about to blow...

Jupiter shock: Largest volcano on Jupiter's moon Io is about to blow - Visible from Earth

A VOLCANO on Jupiter's moon Io is predicted to blow up any moment now, producing a flash of infrared light visible from Earth, astronomers have announced. Read more ...

Five Chinese smallsats launched by Long March 11 rocket

Five Chinese smallsats launched by Long March 11 rocket

A solid-fueled Long March 11 rocket lifts off from the Jiuquan launch base Thursday at 0642 GMT. Credit: Xinhua Five commercial Earth-imaging satellites rode a Long March 11... Read more ...

£5 million programme to study benefits of a plant-based diet

£5 million programme to study benefits of a plant-based diet

The University of East Anglia will lead a pioneering nutrition research programme to see how a plant-based diet can be beneficial for people's health. The ‘Edesia: Plants, Food... Read more ...

Chang'e-4: Chinese lunar rover photographs ‘gel-like' substance from far...

Chang'e-4: Chinese lunar rover photographs ‘gel-like' substance from far side of Moon

CHINA's Chang'e-4 Moon mission made headlines last month after its Yutu-2 lunar rover spotted something strange on the far side of the Moon. Now the lunar exploration program... Read more ...

Antarctica discovery: Scientists stunned by major discovery - ramifications...

Antarctica discovery: Scientists stunned by major discovery - ramifications across globe

ANTARCTICA scientists were stunned after making a major discovery at the polar region, with possible ramifications across the globe. Read more ...

‘Alien megastructure' star: Orphaned exomoon's annihilation could explain...

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AN “ALIEN megastructure” may not, in fact, be responsible for a star's strange dimming behaviour, data from US space agency NASA has shown. Read more ...

Analysis: will car sharing replace vehicle ownership?

Analysis: will car sharing replace vehicle ownership?

MPs and manufacturers believe car sharing will cut CO2 and its popularity is rising If car ownership levels stay as they are now, the UK isn't going to fulfil its climate... Read more ...

Antarctica scientist discovers ‘incredibly rare' intact creature below ice...

Antarctica scientist discovers ‘incredibly rare' intact creature below ice - ‘Remarkable'

AN ANTARCTICA scientist was stunned after managing to find an “incredibly rare” creature “100 percent intact” after trawling the waters around the icy continent. Read more ...

NASA still looking for new human spaceflight chief

NASA still looking for new human spaceflight chief

Ken Bowersox, acting head of NASA's human exploration and operations mission directorate, listens during a hearing Wednesday before the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee of... Read more ...

NASA shock: Manager casts doubt NASA can land on the Moon by 2024...

NASA shock: Manager casts doubt NASA can land on the Moon by 2024 - 'Wouldn't bet on it'

A NASA manager has questioned the space agency's ability to land on the Moon in the next five years, claiming he would not bet on it happening by 2024. Read more ...