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Airbus wins ESA contract to develop Sample Fetch Mars Rover - 06/18/2020

Airbus Defense and Space has won a new contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop the Sample Fetch Rover, the corporation's press service said. The program for the return of soil samples from Mars is being carried out jointly by NASA and ESA. NASA's Perseverance rover will collect samples of the planet’s soil and rocks and leave them on its surface in small metal tubes. In 2026,...

Nestle comes up with new pet food that cuts human allergies to cats - 06/16/2020

Nestle has found a way to stand out in the increasingly competitive pet products market. The company launched sales of cat food, which it claims to mitigate allergic reactions to cat hair. Nestle points out that it is not the fur itself that causes the allergy, but the cat's saliva protein that gets on it. According to the company, one in five adults in the world is allergic to the protein. A...

US tech giants are refusing to supply face recognition technology to the police - 06/15/2020

Last week, three large high-tech companies at once - IBM, Amazon and Microsoft - sharply changed their position on the development and use of technologies for face recognition by the police. Until recently, only human rights activists opposed it, but companies quietly sold these services to the authorities. Now, however, Amazon has introduced a one-year moratorium on the technology’s use by the...

Volkswagen delays release of ID.3 electric car due to software problems - 06/11/2020

Volkswagen has announced that it will postpone the delivery of its flagship ID.3 electric car to customers until September due to software problems. The company will begin to take pre-orders for the first 30,000 electric vehicles from June 17, but deliveries of the early version of the electric vehicle without a number of characteristics will only begin in September. Version ID.3 with a full...

Chinese mobile operators set to deploy over 550,000 5G stations in 2020 - 06/08/2020

Chinese mobile operators intend to install more than 550 thousand 5G base stations across the country by the end of the year, the PRC Ministry of Industry and Information said on Saturday. "The number of 5G base stations in our country is increasing by about 10 thousand weekly," the ministry said in a statement. It is reported that at the end of May this year, China Mobile's mobile operator...

Ericsson: Transfer to 5G will accelerate because of COVID-19 pandemic - 06/03/2020

Refuse of 2G and 3G mobile communications technologies will accelerate after the COVID-19 pandemic. Operators will transfer data and voice calls to LTE networks and begin sharing frequencies for 4G and 5G technologies, Swedish telecom equipment manufacturer Ericsson predicts. “Now operators are forced to rethink their strategies - 2G and 3G technologies will lose relevance earlier than predicted....

Boeing resumes production of 737 MAX - 05/29/2020

Boeing re-launched production of 737 MAX liners. Their flights, and then production were suspended after two disasters, the victims of which were 346 people. Boeing resumed production of 737 MAX aircraft at a plant in Renton, Wash., reads the company’s. The aircraft will be produced at a slow pace, since the company must apply more than a dozen innovations to improve the safety of employees and...

App Annie, IDC note jump in mobile games downloads - 05/28/2020

COVID-19 pandemic boosted demand for mobile games. According to analysts at App Annie and IDC, in March number of downloads jumped by 35% compared to January. Sometimes the figure rose to record 1.2 billion. The long-term trend continued in the first quarter as mobile games are increasingly overtaking PC and console games in terms of downloads and expenses. In the first quarter of this year, user...

Facebook renames Calibra cryptocurrency wallet to Novi - 05/27/2020

The company aims to distance from the Libra project, TechCrunch notes. Facebook has changed the name of its digital wallet Calibra to Novi. It will be managed by an independent sunsidiary of the social network, Novi Financial. Novi is designed to store and exchange digital currency, in particular, the Libra cryptocurrency. The name comes from the Latin words novus (new) and via (path), the...

Virgin Orbit's first rocket launch test failed - 05/26/2020

On Monday, American Virgin Orbit failed to launch its LauncherOne from an airplane into orbit, the company said. "We confirmed a regular discharge from the aircraft. However, the test soon stopped at the beginning of the flight. Cosmic Girl plane and our flight crew are safe and returning to base," the report said. There are no details of the incident. Meanwhile, Virgin Orbit reported problems...
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