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NATO exercises cyber defences as threat grows

12 days ago
TARTU: In a nondescript brick building on the snowy edge of Estonia's second city Tartu, soldiers in camouflage tap silently at computers. They are troops manning the 21st century's front line. With its harsh lighting and partitioned…

NASA chooses nine companies to bid on flying to Moon

13 days ago
WASHINGTON: The US space agency on Thursday announced nine private companies, mostly start-ups, that will bid on $2.6 billion in contacts to build spacecraft to carry payloads to the Moon as early as 2019. The move is part of NASA's goal…

China orders halt to gene-editing after outcry over babies

14 days ago
SHANGHAI:  The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involved in the editing of human genes, after a Chinese scientist said he had edited the genes of twin babies. Scientist He Jiankui…

South Korea successfully tests space rocket engine

15 days ago
SEOUL: South Korea on Wednesday (Nov 28) successfully conducted a rocket engine test launch, officials said, paving the way for the development of its own space launch vehicle. Video footage showed the single-stage rocket, propelled by a…