China powered up its first domestically developed nuclear reactor – the Hualong One – a significant step in Beijing's attempts to become less dependent on Western allies for energy security and critical technology.
A Japanese spacecraft is nearing Earth after a year-long journey home from a distant asteroid with soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the Solar System, a space agency official said Friday.
They can check you in and deliver orange juice to your hotel room, answer your questions about a missing package, whip up sushi and pack up thousands of subscription boxes. And, perhaps most importantly, they are completely immune to COVID-19. While people have had a hard time in the coronavirus pandemic, robots are having a moment.
Stocks gained on Tuesday as the formal go-ahead for US President-elect Joe Biden to begin his transition added to an already brighter mood from progress made on COVID-19 vaccines and the prospects for a speedy global economic revival.
The two largest planets in the Solar System, Jupiter and Saturn, have fascinated astronomers for hundreds of years. But the two gas giants will do something next month not seen since the Middle Ages – they will look like a double planet.