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December 7, 2018 7:58 PM China readies Chang’e-4, its moon lander, for launch

The instruments will probe the structure of the rocks beneath the spacecraft, study the effects of the solar wind striking the lunar surface. Chang’e-4 will also test the ability of making radio astronomy observations from the far side of the moon, without the effects of noise and interference from Earth. According to the Xinhua News Agency, Chang’e- 10

December 5, 2018 5:50 PM If U.S. develops banned missiles so will Russia, says Putin

MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned the United States that if it walks out of a key arms treaty and starts developing the type of missiles banned by it, Russia will do the same. Putin’s remarks to Russian news agencies on Wednesday came a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced at a NATO meeting that Washington 16

December 4, 2018 8:53 PM Your face is your boarding pass at Atlanta airport

Face scans have officially replaced paper boarding passes and passports for travellers flying to select international destinations out of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Delta Air Lines has unveiled the first all-biometric terminal. Now travellers on certain international flights will be able to use their faces to check baggage and board 13

December 3, 2018 11:47 AM Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques bound for International Space Station

On Oct. 11, a rocket failure forced a Soyuz capsule carrying two astronauts to abort and make an emergency landing. Russia suspended all manned space launches pending an investigation before giving the green light Nov. 1. Saint-Jacques has spent years training for the six-month mission, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 20 but was moved up after 12

November 23, 2018 6:54 PM Named for Roman god of war, Mars isn’t very kind to visitors

Humanity’s nearly 60-year history of trying to get to Mars includes attempts to fly past the red planet for picture-taking without stopping, as well as the vastly more complicated efforts to put spacecraft into orbit around the red planet and to actually land. NASA’s Mariner 4 performed the first successfully flyby of the red planet in 1965, sending 25

November 19, 2018 11:31 PM ‘The Queen is in good company’: New $10 bill with civil rights advocate Viola Desmond launched

WINNIPEG—Canada’s new $10 bill officially went into circulation Monday, breaking new ground in more ways than one. The banknote is the first vertically oriented bill in Canada and the first regularly circulating banknote to feature a Canadian woman, civil rights advocate Viola Desmond, on the front. “The Queen is in good company,” Desmond’s 91-year-old 17

November 19, 2018 3:06 PM CPPIB, GLP, QuadReal form logistics partnership focused on six EU countries

In total, the three partners will contribute one billion euros ($1.5 billion) including 450 million euros from CPPIB, to launch GLP Continental Europe Development Partners I. GLP’s new partnership will have facilities in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands and Belgium and have two billion euros ($3 billion) in assets under management when fully 15

November 17, 2018 6:03 PM Nevada Museum of Art to launch $1.5M space balloon amid criticism

The “Orbital Reflector” project is the idea of Berlin-based artist Trevor Paglen, who said the project was “designed as a provocation.” “An opportunity to think about outer space, the geopolitics of the heavens, and the militarization of earth orbits,” he wrote in an essay. “It’s a project about public space, and a project about who gets to exercise 14

November 16, 2018 7:15 PM NASA accepts delivery of European module needed to power moonship

The newly arrived powerhouse, or service module, will propel NASA’s Orion capsule to the moon during a test flight without passengers planned for 2020. A mega rocket under development by NASA, known as SLS for Space Launch System, will launch the combo. The European component “allows us to take people farther into space than we’ve ever gone before, so it is a really 14

November 8, 2018 7:29 PM Statcan’s plan to harvest private banking info on hold, pending investigation

OTTAWA — The country’s chief statistician says his agency’s controversial plan to harvest individuals’ banking information is on hold until the privacy commissioner completes an investigation into widespread concerns about the project. Statistics Canada recently caught nine financial institutions off-guard by asking them to share the private banking 20