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8 of the Largest Tools in the World

8 of the Largest Tools in the World

From a magnet that can lift an aircraft carrier to a turbine blade longer than a football field, these brawny behemoths get the big jobs done. For every power tool and piece of equipment in the average tool shed or garage, there’s …

Türksat 5B satellite comes online to boost Turkey's domain

Türksat 5B satellite comes online to boost Turkey's domain

Turkey on Tuesday put into service its latest telecommunication satellite that will offer services over Turkey, the Middle East and parts of Africa, in what President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan dubbed a new phase in the country’s space …

Monkeypox goes global

Monkeypox goes global

Scientists are trying to understand why the virus, a less-lethal relative of smallpox, has cropped up in so many populations around the world

 NASA wants to land astronauts on Mars in 2040

NASA wants to land astronauts on Mars in 2040

The first moon mission under the Artemis program has yet to launch, but NASA is refocusing its long-term vision to embrace sending humans to Mars. “We’re going to learn to live and work in a hostile environment then …

You have AIDS, which means we will ... live

You have AIDS, which means we will ... live

Scientists reported this week that a woman became the third person ever to be cured of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, after she received a stem-cell transplant that used cells from umbilical cord blood, …

SpaceX plans its first commercial spacewalk for this year

SpaceX plans its first commercial spacewalk for this year

SpaceX said it would fly another set of tourist missions designed to prove out the company’s capabilities in orbit, including testing out the company’s space suit with the first commercial spacewalk. The program, called …

What makes tsunami so dangerous

What makes tsunami so dangerous

On Jan. 15, 2022, the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga erupted, sending a tsunami racing across the Pacific Ocean in all directions

Lunar race heats up

Lunar race heats up

India, Japan, Russia, and South Korea will also launch their respective moon missions in 2022

Intelligent mobility laboratory to be created in Baku

Intelligent mobility laboratory to be created in Baku

The Baku Transport Agency (BTA) and the program for Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems (IGLUS) of the Swiss Institute of Technology Lausanne signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the creation of a Intelligent Mobility Lab in Baku. …

Vaccine could be up to 32 times less effective against Omicron

Vaccine could be up to 32 times less effective against Omicron

The German-made BioNTech vaccine is far less effective at neutralising the Omicron variant of the coronavirus but a booster shot greatly improves protection, a Hong Kong research team has found. Receiving jabs remained the most …

Google Doodle honors Lotfi Zadeh, father of fuzzy logic

Google Doodle honors Lotfi Zadeh, father of fuzzy logic

Google on November 30 dedicated its Doodle to world-renowned Azerbaijani-American mathematician Lotfi Zadeh on the 57th anniversary of the "fuzzy logic" concept's creation. Zadeh was born in Baku on Feb. 4, 1921, …

Mask-wearing cuts Covid incidence by 53% - study

Mask-wearing cuts Covid incidence by 53% - study

Mask-wearing is the single most effective public health measure at tackling Covid, reducing incidence by 53%, the first global study of its kind shows. Vaccines are safe and effective and saving lives around the world. But most do not …

Wholegrain mustard can cut cholesterol - study

Wholegrain mustard can cut cholesterol - study

A new study by Dr Ruth Fairchild of Cardiff Metropolitan University has found that in pre-diabetic patients, a heaped teaspoon of wholegrain mustard ingested each evening before bed can help reduce blood glucose and/or …