The US intends to use its ISS experience for the flight to Mars. Russia promotes the idea of flights to the Moon. In 2017, Japan will host an international conference, in which representatives of the countries will discuss prospects of space exploration. In what form will Japan participate in the extended operations of the ISS?
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Jean Raspail and Renaud Camus have warned the people of France of a Great Switch. But perhaps this switch is not only about demographics? The search for answers leads us not through the scorching sands of Araby – but instead to Uncle Sam's metallic towers.
A Russian startup N-Tech.Lab won the world championship in face recognition MegaFace Benchmark organized by the University of Washington. The algorithm, created by Russian developers managed to bypass more than 100 solutions from its competitors, including program FaceNet, created by Google.
Astronomers get closer to understanding mysterious short radio bursts. What is the source is of these mysterious radio bursts, first detected in 2007 by the Russian astronomers, who first described them. Were Russians right about their discoveries and what’s new about FBRs today?
If there are two sci-fi classics which have penetrated real-life culture, they are Star Wars and Star Trek - and they're front-of-mind again now. The movie-theatre release of the latest Star Wars epic, alongside the announcement of a new Star Trek series, gives us a chance to contemplate two strikingly different visions of the future
Russia and the US are locked in confrontation. The worsening relations, which could even be called a New Cold War, could impact collaboration in space exploration. However, Japanese space experts inform that the political stand-off hasn't affected space exploration. Russia and the USA continue to boldly go, where no man has gone before.
NASA's so-called "new Mars discovery" was already made by the Soviet researchers decades ago. According to Russian scientists, the discovery of the loss of atmosphere and water on the red planet does not belong to the American scientists.
On November 2 China revealed its first large C919 passenger airliner, attracting attention of the whole world once again. Why is China building big jets in the days of stable relations between aerospace suppliers and consumer market?
Global navigation systems only entered our lives twenty years ago, but are indispensable now. Meanwhile on battlefields, it's impossible to overestimate their combat value. As Russia wages war against ISIL militants embedded in Syria, its very own satellite navigation system, branded as GLONASS takes on a different value.
A fresh pre-election scandal has erupted in the US. Unknown hackers, allegedly Russian, attempted to hack the email of a presidential front-runner, Hillary Clinton. American cyber-security boffins claim there were at least five separate attack attempts. Virus-laden mails arrived from fake addresses, doctored to look like speeding-fine e-tickets.