A Japanese spacecraft is nearing Earth after a year-long journey home from a distant asteroid with soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the Solar System, a space agency official said Friday.
Japan spacecraft carrying asteroid soil samples nears home
They can check you in and deliver orange juice to your hotel room, answer your questions about a missing package, whip up sushi and pack up thousands of subscription boxes. And, perhaps most importantly, they are completely immune to COVID-19. While people have had a hard time in the coronavirus pandemic, robots are having a moment.
Robots on rise as Americans experience record job losses amid pandemic
Japan, South Korea and a fleet of international shipping groups have warned the European Union against its plan to add greenhouse gas emissions from the maritime sector to Europe’s carbon market.
Japan, South Korea, industry oppose EU plan to cut shipping emissions
The list of plastics which residents of Palmerston North, New Zealand, will not be able to put in their kerbside recycling bins is about to grow.
Recycling bin lids set to close against mixed plastics in Palmerston North, New Zealand
The biggest computer chip in the world is so fast and powerful it can predict future actions "faster than the laws of physics produce the same result."
Trillion-transistor chip breaks speed record
It’s a no-brainer that babies learn language from their caregivers, but how we respond to them rather than simply how much we talk could have the greater impact, according to a new study in the journal PLOS ONE.
Talk back to babies to help them learn
Microsoft has been criticized for enabling “workplace surveillance” after privacy campaigners warned that the company’s “productivity score” feature allows managers to use Microsoft 365 to track their employees’ activity at an individual level.
Microsoft feature criticized as workplace surveillance
In research published in the journal Nature, scientists reported that they’ve made the first detection of almost-ethereal particles called neutrinos that can be traced to carbon-nitrogen-oxygen fusion, known as the CNO cycle, inside the Sun.
Physicists make landmark discovery in how stars get their energy
Efforts to protect the European Union seas are failing to slow biodiversity loss or prevent overfishing, with the Mediterranean under particular threat, a report by auditors said.
Auditors raise 'red flag' over EU efforts to protect seas
An Australian-led team said it has uncovered the secret to the agile flight of the bumblebee, which could influence the next generation of drone technology.
Bee flight secret offers clues for next-gen drones

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