Google Will Know When You’re in the Office

Google Will Know When You’re in the Office

If you need a high-tech surveillance system to monitor office workers and determine how efficient office space is being used—a system that can scan an employee’s desktop calendar as well as cameras in the elevators and, presumably, sensors in the office bathrooms, to track their movements—privacy will not be a priority. If you want one … Read more

Real heroes plan ahead: collaboration to protect Earth

Real heroes plan ahead: collaboration to protect Earth

It’s unlikely to happen, but if a large space object ever hit Earth, the outcome would be calamitous. Humanity needs to start preparing now. It’s a staple of disaster movies: a huge space rock hurtles toward Earth and the hero gloriously self-sacrifices in a nuclear fireball to save humankind. In reality, saving the planet from … Read more

India, Mexico ink patch on capacity building in Space during FOC, says MEA

India, Mexico ink patch on capacity building in Space during FOC, says MEA

India and Mexico have signed an agreement for capacity building in Space here. The patch was signed during the sixth round of Foreign Office Consultations held between India and Mexico here. According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA): “A Specific Cooperation Agreement on cooperation in outer space focusing on crop monitoring, drought assessment and … Read more

South Korea′s new space program reaches for the sky | Asia | An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW

South Korea′s new space program reaches for the sky |  Asia |  An in-depth look at news from across the continent |  DW

The recent launch of South Korea’s first domestically developed rocket has given new impetus to the nation’s ambitions to develop new technologies to explore and exploit outer space. This week, the government announced that it intends to invest 800 billion won (€587 million) to develop Goheung, an island in the country’s south that serves as … Read more

MBIE report reviews Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Act

MBIE report reviews Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Act

The scheduled three-year review of the Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Act 2017 (OSHA) was completed recently and MBIE issued its report last month. The report can be found here. The report includes the findings of the industry consultation process that took place in August and September last year. The report finds that the OSHAA … Read more

China Reveals Massive Project to Find ‘Earth 2.0’

China Reveals Massive Project to Find ‘Earth 2.0’

An illustration of exoplanet Kepler-1649c. Image: NASA/Ames Research Center/Daniel Rutter ABSTRACT breaks down mind-bending scientific research, future tech, new discoveries, and major breakthroughs. China intends to find the first “Earth 2.0,” meaning a planet similar to Earth orbiting a Sun-like star, with a next-generation space observatory currently slated for launch by the end of 2026. … Read more