NASA’s Perseverance Rover 22 Days From Mars Landing (video)

The US space agency’s Perseverance rover is now just three weeks from arriving at Mars. NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is just 22 days from landing on the surface of Mars. The spacecraft has about 25.6 million miles (41.2 million kilometers) remaining in its 292.5-million-mile (470.8-million-kilometer) journey and is currently closing that distance at […]

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Amazon’s Zoox unveils electric, autonomous robotaxi

Six years ago, Zoox  launched quietly with a mighty mission: build and commercialize just about every aspect of a robotaxi service from the self-driving software stack and on-demand ridesharing app to the management of the fleet and an unconventional vehicle that would transport passengers. Now, it’s finally lifting the veil on its multi-year effort. Zoox, which was […]

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Climate secrets of the world’s most remote island

“It’s impressive, beautiful and scary as hell to work on.” Welcome to Bouvet Island, a small volcanic rock in the South Atlantic. The Sub-Antarctic territory is thousands of kilometres from civilisation, and its high cliffs and ice-cap mean very few people have ever put a foot on it. The weather doesn’t help. Sticking out of […]

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In China, robots deliver snacks at home

China is world’s biggest e-tailing market Along a quiet residential street in Beijing, a yellow and black cube about the size of a small washing machine trundles leisurely to its destination. This “little yellow horse” is an autonomous delivery robot, ferrying daily essentials like drinks, fruit and snacks from the local store to the residents […]

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