No one can argue with statistics because they are hard facts. — are they really?  By this time, a lot of us have done a great job realising that not everything we see on the internet is true. Some of the information we receive is deliberately manipulated in order to influence our behavior or our …

In the middle of the night, invisible to anyone but special telescopes in two Chinese observatories, satellite Micius sends particles of light to Earth to establish the world’s most secure communication link. Named after the ancient Chinese philosopher also known as Mozi, Micius is the world’s first quantum communications satellite and has, for several years, …

Two NASA astronauts, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, will make history by travelling to the International Space Station in a privately funded spacecraft, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule. It will also be the first time astronauts have launched from US soil in nine years. The astronauts will take off lying on their …

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical physics. But the idea that we live in a “multiverse” made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a scientific possibility – although it is still a matter of …

Previously the stuff seen in movies, helping people with paralysis walk through robots is becoming real.  In the past, using robots as limbs may seem like the stuff you only see in sci-fi. However, recent innovations in the field of robotics are helping dozens of people with paralysis walk once more today. Let’s see some …

AI technologies are catalysing the initial and most crucial step in the biopharmaceutical value chain. The process of drug discovery has been historically slow, labour-intensive, failure-prone, and costly. Its four main stages, as shown below, typically take around five to six years to attain completion. This is a huge amount of time, especially during crisis …

We’re in the midst of a public health emergency, and life as we know it has ground to a halt. The places we usually go are closed, the events we were looking forward to are canceled, and some of us have lost our jobs or fear losing them soon. But although it may not seem …

“It’s not rocket science” may be a tired cliché, but that doesn’t mean designing rockets is any less complicated. Time, cost and safety prohibit testing the stability of a test rocket using a physical build “trial and error” approach. But even computational simulations are extremely time consuming. A single analysis of an entire SpaceX Merlin …

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to help us tackle the pressing issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not the technology itself, though, that will make the difference but rather the knowledge and creativity of the humans who use it. Indeed, the COVID-19 crisis will likely expose some of the key shortfalls of …

A major public message by health authorities in the midst of the COVID-19 can probably be summarized through one concept — we must do our best to flatten the curve. While the graphic has been considerably successful in spreading the important message in this pandemic, there are some misconceptions about this “curve” that may lead …