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Learning to Love Robots

By Patricia Marx Robots, no longer mere factory grinds, are being U.P.S.-delivered into our homes. Illustration by Greg Clarke In 2008, I fell in love with a robot. The object of my affection was a darling red Roomba vacuum cleaner. The size and shape of a chunky Frisbee, it bustled to …

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Delivery on Road

By Dr. Abdul-Salam Ojeili – Translated by Ibrahim AL Alou – We left our hotel in Toronto last fall on an early morning heading to Detroit in the northern U.S.A. As we were pulling our car from the hotel’s parking lot, we were surprised to see the wide open road …

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UAE climate change minister showcases AI projects

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MoCCAE, today highlighted the role of artificial intelligence in developing its processes through compiling and analysing highly accurate real-time data at a media briefing at the Ministry’s headquarters in Dubai. Headlined by Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, …

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UAE’s KhalifaSat safely in orbit

Marking a new milestone that adds to the UAE’s achievements and a new phase in the development of the national space sector, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, announced the successful launch of the Emirati satellite KhalifaSat into orbit. KhalifaSat is the first Emirati satellite to be 100 percent …

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Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

A capsule carrying the two crew members of a Russian Soyuz rocket that malfunctioned on lift-off has landed safely in Kazakhstan. Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague are reported to be “in good condition”, both Nasa and Russian media said. Search and rescue teams are now en …

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NASA’s Cassini reveals ‘ring rain’ on Saturn

Cassini might have plunged to its death in Saturn’s atmosphere last year, but NASA’s mission to the sixth planet from the sun is still serving up fascinating findings. Now, more than a year after scientists lost contact with the Cassini spacecraft, scientists have published new research from its final orbits, …

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Can Human Hibernation take us to Mars?

By Anna Kucirkova   The problems of overpopulation and environmental issues have our world leaders considering what the next step is to ensure the survival of humanity. What are we to do once the population has reached the critical tipping point? What about if the earth become uninhabitable? Our sister …

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KhalifaSat to be launched on October 29

KhalifaSat, the first Emirati satellite, will be launched on October 29 from Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan; Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Executive Council announced Wednesday on his twitter account. KhalifaSat has been developed by a team of young Emiratis …

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World’s oldest cheese found in Egyptian jar

Scientists have discovered that a solidified whitish substance in an ancient jar dug up in Egypt is “probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found.” A study published this week in Analytical Chemistry says the cheese was made from a mixture of cow milk and that of …

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‘Extraordinary’ waves from Jupiter’s moon Ganymede spotted

Scientists have observed “extraordinary” waves coming out of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede. The electromagnetic waves, also known as “chorus waves,” were spotted using the Galileo Probe spacecraft, which has a mission of surveying Jupiter’s wave environment. “It’s a really surprising and puzzling observation showing that a moon with a magnetic field …

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