Month: February 2020

An international team of astrophysicists witnessed how the spinning of a celestial body twists space and time, further confirming Einstein’s theory of General Relativity. The findings published in the journal Science are the result of an effort of two decades tracking the orbit of an exotic stellar pair, two stars rotating around each other at
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The world’s biggest smartphone maker, Samsung Electronics, reported a slump in fourth-quarter net profits on Thursday, blaming weakening demand in key products and falling chip prices. Net profits in the October-to-December period were KRW 5.23 trillion ($4.4 billion), down 38 percent from a year ago, it said in a statement. “Fourth-quarter profit dropped from a year
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The European Organisation for Nuclear Research or CERN has decided to shun enterprise connectivity platform Workplace by Facebook, citing concerns around the management of user data by the social networking giant. Announcing that CERN’s presence on Workplace ended on January 31, the organisation said the decision was taken because of a lack of usage by
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NASA has awarded Maxar an estimated $142 million contract to demonstrate in-orbit spacecraft refueling and assembly of new components using a custom robotic platform in space. The space infrastructure dexterous robot, or SPIDER, program will be part of NASA’s Restore-L mission to demonstrate automation of proposed orbital tasks like reconfiguring or repairing a satellite or
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