Robotic dogs, laughter therapy and mindfulness are some of the ways that might help people - particularly the elderly - cope with loneliness and social isolation while social distancing, say UK researchers.
Lunar Gateway will be an orbiting habitat that will allow astronauts to make regular trips to and from the lunar surface. NASA has signed a contract with SpaceX to launch modules of the Gateway aboard a a Falcon Heavy rocket in 2024.
"Mining" for the cryptocurrency is power-hungry, involving heavy computer calculations to verify transactions. If Bitcoin was a country, it would be in the top 30 energy users woldwide.
The widely-publicized detection of phosphine gas on Venus – a possible "biosignature" suggesting the hellish planet could have living microbes in its clouds – was probably caused by sulfur gas.
The construction project, believed to be the biggest in Danish history, will link hundreds of wind turbines to deliver enough electricity for millions of households. Authorities hope to have the hub operable by 2033.
Airlines could save fuel and reduce emissions on transatlantic flights by hitching a better ride on the jet stream, new research has shown. This would reduce CO2 emissions across the winter period by 6.7 million kg.
Australian scientists and Microsoft Corporation invented a single chip that can generate control signals for thousands of qubits, when the world’s biggest quantum computers currently operate with just 50 or so qubits.
Tropical forests are guardians against runaway climate change, but their ability to remove CO2 from the atmosphere is wearing down. Between 2001 and 2019 the Brazilian Amazon acted as a net emitter of carbon, study found.
Israeli startup StoreDot announced it had manufactured the first batteries that can be charged in just five minutes. They replace the graphite electrode in lithium-ion batteries with one made of semiconductor nanoparticles.
A mysteriously dimming star located about 1,480 light-years away in the constellation of Cygnus and known as Tabby's star is, in fact, a binary stellar system, made up of a F-type star and a smaller red dwarf star.