Uganda is struggling to contain its second-deadliest Ebola outbreak

Uganda is struggling to contain its second-deadliest Ebola outbreak

Uganda is struggling to contain an Ebola outbreak that has already infected at least 156 people and killed 74, including in the capital Kampala. The outbreak, first detected on September 20 in a small farming town in central Uganda, is caused by a relatively rare strain of the virus for which there are no proven … Read more

Russia says it could target US commercial satellites in Ukraine war

Russia says it could target US commercial satellites in Ukraine war

MOSCOW—Russia said it could target U.S. commercial satellites if they are used to help Ukraine, expanding its threats of retaliation to a new theater that may hit closer to home for U.S. interests. Konstantin Vorontsov, a senior official in Russia’s Foreign Ministry, told a meeting of the UN General Assembly’s First Committee that if US … Read more

Peak Fossil-Fuel Demand Is Possible in a Few Years, IEA Says

Peak Fossil-Fuel Demand Is Possible in a Few Years, IEA Says

Global demand for fossil fuels could peak starting later this decade, according to a prominent energy forecaster, as part of a faster than expected shift that the agency said has been hastened by the energy crisis stemming from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The International Energy Agency, a Paris-based group of some of the world’s biggest … Read more

SpaceX, Boeing and Lockheed prepare future hardware for NASA’s Artemis program

SpaceX, Boeing and Lockheed prepare future hardware for NASA’s Artemis program

Companies behind NASA’s Artemis lunar program – including SpaceX, Boeing co. B.A 0.52% and Lockheed LMT 0.63% Martin Corp. — is working on future missions as the agency prepares to try to get its first lunar rocket off the ground next month. Lockheed Martin said last week that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ordered … Read more

Google in Talks to Invest $200 Million Into AI Startup

Google in Talks to Invest $200 Million Into AI Startup

Alphabet Inc.’s GOOG 0.94% Google is in talks to invest at least $200 million into artificial intelligence startup Cohere Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, another sign of the escalating arms race among large technology companies in the sector.  Founded in 2019, Cohere creates natural language processing software that developers can then use … Read more

Microsoft in Advanced Talks to increase investment in OpenAI

Microsoft in Advanced Talks to increase investment in OpenAI

Microsoft corp. MSFT -0.14% is in advanced talks about a new round of funding in OpenAI, according to a person familiar with the matter, as the software giant looks to further incorporate artificial intelligence into its products. No agreement has been reached between the two sides, and the amount of funding could vary as negotiations … Read more

Meet the Army of Robots coming to fill in for scarce workers

Meet the Army of Robots coming to fill in for scarce workers

A new wave of robots is on the way – and in a world with a shortage of workers, business leaders are more eager than ever to welcome them. A combination of hard-pressed employers, technological leaps and improved cost-effectiveness has fueled a rapid expansion of the world’s robot army. Half a million industrial robots were … Read more

Now even science grants must bow to ‘Equity and Inclusion’

Now even science grants must bow to ‘Equity and Inclusion’

US Department of Energy Headquarters in Washington, February 14, 2020. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News America’s largest research funder in the physical sciences is not the National Aeronautics and Space Administration or the National Science Foundation. It’s the Energy Department’s Office of Science, which gives money to university programs across the country and oversees the 10 … Read more

NASA’s Asteroid-Smashing DART mission is considered a success

NASA’s Asteroid-Smashing DART mission is considered a success

The first mission to test a technology that could one day protect Earth from a catastrophic asteroid impact reached its goal on Sept. 26 when a fast-moving spacecraft smashed into and altered the trajectory of a distant space rock, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Tuesday. NASA said the intentional collision between its unmanned … Read more

BIO chief Michelle McMurry-Heath leaves after clash with board

BIO chief Michelle McMurry-Heath leaves after clash with board

The executive director of the biotech industry’s top lobbying group in Washington resigned Monday, the organization said. Michelle McMurry-Heath left the Biotech Innovation Organization after she was on leave following disagreements with some board members, The Wall Street Journal reported. Dr. McMurry-Heath resigned his position effective Tuesday, BIO said, and will serve in an advisory … Read more