Category Archives: Technology

TikTok suspends live-streaming and posting new content in Russia amid Ukraine invasion

TikTok is suspending live-streaming and posting new video content on its platform in response to Russia’s new “fake news” law, the company said on Sunday. “In light of Russia’s new ‘fake news’ law, we have no choice but to suspend livestreaming and new content to our video service while we review the safety implications of […]

‘American broomsticks’: Elon Musk taunts Russia after they stop selling US their rocket engines

SpaceX boss Elon Musk mocked Russia as the country said it would stop providing rocket engines to the United States in retaliation to sanctions placed on it for invading Ukraine. The boss of state space agency, Dmiitry Rogozin, was ridiculed by Mr Musk after suggesting that the US would have to go into orbit on […]

SpaceX launches 47 Starlink satellites, the better to aid Ukraine during war with Russian invaders

SpaceX successfully launched another 47 Starlink satellites on Thursday, bringing the total number of the space-based broadband internet satellites in orbit to more than 1,900. The launch comes as SpaceX also delivers Starlink internet terminals to Ukraine in an attempt to keep the besieged country’s civilian internet infrastructure intact amidst an invasion by Russian forces. […]

Elon Musk asked to ‘turn off’ Teslas in Russia as he makes superchargers free for people fleeing Ukraine

Elon Musk has been asked to “turn off” Teslas in Russia as he has made superchargers free for people fleeing Ukraine in electric vehicles. The entrepreneur was inundated with requests from his Twitter followers to shut down his company’s electric vehicles in the country as Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine continues. Mr Musk’s Twitter […]

Ukraine crisis: Apple halts all product sales in Russia as RT and Sputnik pulled from app store

Apple has suspended the sales of all its products in Russia due to the country’s invasion of neighbouring Ukraine. While the tech giant does not have any physical shops in Russia and ships its products to the country via its online stores, it said it is taking “a number of actions” in response to the […]

Meta will restrict access to Russian state media outlets RT and Sputnik across the EU, Nick Clegg says

Meta, parent company of Facebook, will restrict access to Russian state media outlets RT and Sputnik across its platforms in the European Union. The social media company had received requests from a number of governments and the EU to take further steps in relation to Russian state-controlled media on its platforms, its head of global […]

Nasa’s next big space telescope could see Jupiter-sized exoplanets

Even as the James Webb Space Telescope inches closer to beginning its science mission, experts are already thinking about the next big space telescope, Nasa’s Nancy Grace Roman telescope. In a Thursday blog post, Nasa scientists discussed Roman — which will launch in 2027 — and its capabilities, which could allow astronomers to image exoplanets […]

European Space Agency issues update on Russia’s involvement in ISS and Mars missions

The European Space Agency has said it is ready to “take decisions” about its cooperation with Russia on space projects, in a new statement. The space agency will continue to support those joint missions – which include the International Space Station and the exploration of Mars – for now, said Josef Aschbacher, its director general. But he […]

Google under pressure to remove Russian propaganda channels on YouTube amid Ukraine invasion

YouTube’s parent company Google is facing pressure to remove pro-Russia propaganda channels on its platform amid the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Several social media activists in the US pointed out that YouTube has continued to host Russian propaganda channels. Russia invaded Ukraine on Thursday and is carrying out military attacks across multiple cities, including capital […]

Unprecedented view of supermassive black hole could change physics forever

Supermassive black holes at the center of many galaxies might look more like pancakes than doughnuts,  pancakes smoking as the black holes at their center burn their inner edges. That’s how Université de la Côte d’Azur astronomer Romain Petrov described the findings of his colleagues in a new paper published Wednesday in Nature. It’s a […]