Hacker, 19, takes control of more than 20 Teslas through a flaw in third-party software

Hacker, 19, takes control of more than 20 Tesla vehicles in 10 countries through a flaw in third-party software that let him start cars remotely and even spy on the driver David  Colombo, 19, found vulnerabilities in a third-party software that let him take over more than 20 Tesla vehicles from owners around the world … Read more

China has built an ‘artificial moon’ research facility with a lunar-like low gravity environment

Chinese scientists have built an ‘artificial moon’ that has lunar-like gravity and is designed to help them prepare astronauts for future exploration missions. The low-gravity simulated environment was inspired by experiments that made use of magnets to levitate a frog, the South China Morning Post reported.  The simulator is based Xuzhou in the Jiangsu province … Read more

Nature: Antarctica’s unique ecosystems are under threat from invasive species ‘hitchhiking’ on ships

Invasive species like algae, barnacles and mussels that ‘hitchhike’ across the oceans on research, supply and tourist ships are a threat to Antarctica’s unique ecosystems. This is the warning of University of Cambridge-led experts who traced back the movements of those ships entering Antarctic waters between 2014–2018. The team identified 1,581 ports, all over the globe, … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance hits a snag as debris prevents its robotic arm from storing sixth rock sample

NASA’s Perseverance rover hit a snag while trying to capture its latest piece of rock from Mars, with a pebble-sized bit of debris stopping it from storing the sample.  The SUV-sized vehicle has been on the Red Planet since February 2021, and is slowly trundling through the Jezero Crater taking rock samples for later retrieval.   … Read more

Climate change: Last seven years the hottest on record ‘by a clear margin’, EU scientists warn

The last seven years have been the hottest on record ‘by a clear margin’, new data shows, with levels of the climate-heating gases carbon dioxide and methane continuing to rise in 2021.  Analysis from the EU’s satellite system found that 2021 — which included record-breaking weather events such as the hottest summer ever in Europe, extreme … Read more

Astronomers discover largest structure in the Milky Way – a massive hydrogen filament named Maggie

Astronomers discover the largest structure in the Milky Way – a hydrogen filament named Maggie that spans some 16 TRILLION miles across our universe A hydrogen filament, named  Maggie, located in the Milky Way is the largest structure in our universe It measures some 16 trillion miles and is 55,000 light-years from Earth  By Stacy … Read more

Out-of-control 4-ton Russian rocket stage reenters Earth’s atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean

Out-of-control 4-ton Russian rocket stage reenters Earth’s atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean while traveling at 4.7 miles per second Russia’s second stage rocket fell back to Earth on Wednesday  The 4-ton piece reentered over the Pacific at about 4:08pm ET It was part of the Angara A-5 heavy carrier rocket that launched on December 27 The … Read more

Cadillac debuts InnerSpace autonomous two-seater concept car at CES that features a single loveseat

Cadillac debuts its InnerSpace autonomous two-seater concept car at CES that features a single loveseat for passengers to have more intimate experience GM attended the Consumer Electronics show virtually this year due to concerns of the coronavirus It debuted its  Cadillac InnerSpace autonomous car concept that seats just two passengers  InnerSpace is designed with a cocoon-like cabin that … Read more

SpaceX’s Starlink dish is attracting CATS that crawl on it to warm themselves up

Cats are known to sit on objects to mark their territory with pheromones, but a recent image of five felines huddled on Starlink dish is a more bizarre seating choice. Twitter user Aaron Taylor shared the snap online, noting the cats are using the dish to stay warm. ‘Starlink works great until the cats find … Read more

Archaeology: Ancient winery from the late Ming Dynasty is unearthed in China’s Hebei province

 Pictured: a tricolour Tang figurine of a wine merchant from the central Asia civilisation of Sogdia. The merchant is depicted carrying a wineskin The production and consumption of wine in China has a history that goes back to at least 7,000 BCE, with chemical analysis of Neolithic pottery from the Jiahu archaeological site in north China … Read more