Tech & Science

EU lays out $6.8 billion satellite communication plan in space race

The European Commission on Tuesday set out a 6 billion-euro ($6.8 billion) satellite communications plan, part of a push to cut the European Union's dependence on foreign companies and protect key communications services and surveillance data against any outside interference, according to Reuters.

Giant asteroid to pass by Earth today, says NASA

A giant asteroid will whiz past the earth today, NASA has said, Baku Tribune reports citing NDTV.

Netflix hikes prices in US, Canada

Netflix informed on Friday that it is increasing the prices for video streaming customers in the US and Canada, Baku Tribune reports citing Breaking News.

Chinese contractor plans 40 missions in 2022

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation said on Wednesday it plans to launch 40 space missions this year, six of them manned and two with the Shenzhou spacecraft.

SpaceX condusts 6-engine static fire test

SpaceX conducted a successful multi-engine static fire test of its Starship SN20 spacecraft prototype.

Siemens reports revenue of €17.4B in Q4

Siemens AG said on Thursday that its revenue in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2021 amounted to €17.4 billion, rising 18% compared to the same period a year earlier and topping estimates.

Apple denied by court on App Store policy delay

A United States District Court denied Apple Inc.'s Motion to Stay, through which the company had hoped to delay an injunction targeting its restrictions on developers linking to external purchasing mechanisms in their apps.

Tesla ups Model 3, Model Y prices - report

Tesla Inc. increased the prices of its Model 3 and Model Y electric vehicles for the second time in as many months, according to an Electrek report.

Toyota's revenue down 11% to $59.3B in Q2

Toyota Motor Corporation said that it booked a sales revenue of ¥6.8 trillion ($59.3 billion) in the second quarter of its fiscal 2022, down 11% down on a yearly basis.

Ferrari's Q3 revenues jump 18% to €1.05B

Ferrari announced on Tuesday its net revenues soared 18.6% on an annual basis to reach €1.05 billion in three months ending September.

Facebook changes its name to Meta in major rebrand

Facebook has changed its corporate name to Meta as part of a major rebrand, Baku Tribune reports citing BBC.

Volkswagen's Q3 revenue up 20% to €56.93 billion

Volkswagen's total sales yearly jumped 20% to reach €56.9 billion in the third quarter of 2021, the German automaker reported on Thursday. Furthermore, Volkswagen reported a year-on-year increase of 6.9% in its worldwide deliveries to 7 million vehicles.

Hyundai Q3 profit misses estimates at $1.10 billion

Hyundai Motor Co. released on Tuesday its third-quarter earnings results, saying that its profit surged to $1.10 billion but still missed market expectations, Baku Tribune reports Breaking News.

Facebook blames ‘faulty’ configuration changes for global outage

Facebook announced on early Tuesday that the global outage was caused by “faulty” configuration changes on the backbone routers and that there was no evidence that user data was compromised.

DNA offers a new look at how Polynesia was settled

Polynesian voyagers settled islands across a vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean within about 500 years, leaving a genetic trail of the routes that the travelers took, scientists say.

China launches new relay satellite

China successfully launched a new relay satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province

Porsche to recall 1,571 vehicles in China

Porsche (China) Motors Ltd. will recall 1,571 imported vehicles from the Chinese market next month, according to the country's top quality watchdog, Baku Tribune reports citing Xinhua .

Artificial Intelligence Can Help Doctors Manage COVID-19

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo is capable of assessing the severity of COVID-19 cases with a promising degree of accuracy.

Huawei to launch HarmonyOS operating system in June

With China’s vast 5G network as an advantage, technology guru Huawei on Tuesday announced that it is set to launch its own operating system HarmonyOS on June 2.

Toyota to suspend output at Japan plants due to global chip shortage

Toyota has announced plans to temporarily halt operations at two of its plants in Japan's northeast due to a global shortage of semiconductors, local media reported Wednesday, according to Xinhua.

China succeeds in first Mars landing

The lander carrying China's first Mars rover has touched down on the red planet, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) confirmed on Saturday morning, Baku Tribune reports citing Xinhua.

1st LD-Writethru: China's FDI inflow surges nearly 40 pct in Jan-April

China remains a popular destination for overseas investors, with a surge in foreign direct investment (FDI) during the January-April period.

Debris very unlikely to cause damage as rocket returns to Earth

Debris from a Chinese carrier rocket in the coming days is very unlikely to cause damage, said a Foreign Ministry spokesman, Baku Tribune reports citing China Daily.

High Dose of Vitamin D Fails to Improve Condition of Moderate to Severe COVID-19 Patients

A clinical trial was conducted with 240 patients who were given 200,000 IU of vitamin D3 on admission to hospital. The supplementation did not reduce length of stay or affect the proportion requiring intensive care.

Apple hit with German antitrust complaint as it prepares to roll out new iPhone software

Apple has been accused of antitrust abuse in Germany as it prepares to roll out a new version of its iPhone software, Baku Tribune reports citing CNBC.

NASA extracts breathable oxygen from thin Martian air

NASA has logged another extraterrestrial first on its latest mission to Mars: converting carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere into pure, breathable oxygen, the U.S. space agency said on Wednesday, Baku Tribune reports quoting Reuters.

Elon Musk’s fortune falls nearly $6 billion after Tesla crash leaves two dead

Billionaire Elon Musk saw his net worth fall on Monday, as shares of his electric car company dropped following reports that two people died in a fatal Tesla TSLA -3.4% crash over the weekend, Baku Tribune reports.

NASA awards Elon Musk's SpaceX $2.89 billion contract to land astronauts on Moon

In 2024, NASA plans to land two American astronauts on the Moon in order to "explore more of the lunar surface than ever before" and lay the groundwork for the next step, which may see the US space agency send humans to Mars, Baku Tribune reports citing Sputnik.