Technology 07-01-2024

India ISRO’s Aditya-L1 solar mission reaches destination

Est. 3min

The Indian Space Research Organisation's inaugural solar mission, Aditya-L1, has reached its destination within the anticipated four-month timeframe, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday (6 January).

Space 06-07-2023

Final Ariane 5 blasts off amid Europe rocket crisis

Est. 4min

Europe's workhorse Ariane 5 rocket blasted off for a final time on Wednesday (5 July), with its farewell flight after 27 years of launches coming at a difficult time for European space efforts.

Space 03-07-2023

Europe’s space telescope launches to target universe’s dark mysteries

Est. 5min

Europe's Euclid space telescope blasted off Saturday (1 July), kicking off a first-ever mission to shed light on two of the universe's greatest mysteries: dark energy and dark matter. "I can tell you, I'm so thrilled, I'm so …

Space 22-03-2023

Asteroid discovery suggests ingredients for life on Earth came from space

Est. 4min

Two organic compounds essential for living organisms have been found in samples retrieved from the asteroid Ryugu, buttressing the notion that some ingredients crucial for the advent of life arrived on Earth aboard rocks from space billions of years ago.

Technology 01-12-2022

Elon Musk expects Neuralink’s brain chip to begin human trials in 6 months

Est. 3min

Elon Musk said on Wednesday (30 November) he expects a wireless brain chip developed by his company Neuralink to begin human clinical trials in six months, after the company missed earlier timelines set by him.

Global Europe 01-12-2022

Inflation Reduction Act ‘super aggressive,’ Macron tells his US hosts

Est. 5min

French President Emmanuel Macron addressed US lawmakers from both political parties on Wednesday (30 November) and pushed back over new American subsidies that are riling European leaders, according to a participant in a closed-door meeting.

Aerospace 24-11-2022

Europe flags space ambitions with spending hike and new astronauts

Est. 2min

European nations agreed on Wednesday (23 November) to boost spending on space by 17% to stay on the heels of United States and China in two days of intense bargaining overshadowed by rising energy prices.

Media 19-11-2022

Twitter fate in doubt as employees defy Musk ultimatum

Est. 4min

The future of Twitter seemed to hang in the balance Friday (18 November) after its offices were locked down and key employees announced their departures in defiance of an ultimatum from new owner Elon Musk.

Technology 16-11-2022

The Brief — Big Tech and the Big Ego trap

Est. 7min

Last year, the movie Don't Look Up provided a desecrating and caricatured picture of today’s society - a toxic cocktail of a mass antiscientific movement, ruthless and self-serving politicians, and uncritical media obsessed with attention-seeking celebrities.

Media 11-11-2022

Musk warns of Twitter bankruptcy as more senior executives quit

Est. 5min

Twitter's new owner Elon Musk on 10 November raised the possibility of the social media platform going bankrupt, capping a chaotic day that included a warning from a US privacy regulator and the exit of the company's safety leader.

Global Europe 10-11-2022

Biden says Musk relationships with other countries ‘worthy of being looked at’

Est. 3min

US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday (9 November) he thinks Twitter boss Elon Musk's relationships with other countries is worthy of being looked at.

Media 08-11-2022

Mastodon: What is the social network hailed as a Twitter alternative?

Est. 6min

With Twitter in disarray since the world's richest person took control of it last week, Mastodon, a decentralised, open alternative from privacy-obsessed Germany, has seen a flood of new users.

Global Europe 08-11-2022

Biden warns on risk to democracy, Trump hints at another run on eve of midterms

Est. 5min

President Joe Biden on Monday (7 November) warned that a Republican victory could weaken the country's democratic institutions, while former President Donald Trump hinted he could announce another White House bid as soon as next week.

Media 07-11-2022

Musk lays out Twitter mission, sparks debate on content accuracy

Est. 3min

Twitter Inc's new CEO Elon Musk said on 6 November the social media platform's mission was to become the most accurate source of information, sparking debate about how it would achieve that and who determines what is accurate.

Media 28-10-2022

Elon Musk becomes ‘chief Twit’, fires top executives

Est. 6min

Elon Musk became Twitter Inc's owner on Thursday (27 October), firing top executives and providing little clarity over how he will achieve the lofty ambitions he has outlined for the influential social media platform.

Global Europe 27-10-2022

Russia warns West: We can target your commercial satellites

Est. 2min

A senior Russian foreign ministry official said that commercial satellites from the United States and its allies could become legitimate targets for Russia if they were involved in the war in Ukraine.

Technology 26-10-2022

Twitter is losing its most active users, internal documents show

Est. 5min

Twitter is struggling to keep its most active users engaged, underscoring a challenge faced by the Tesla chief executive Elon Musk as he approaches a deadline to close his $44 billion deal to buy the company.

Technology 21-10-2022

Tech Brief: AI’s general approach inches closer, 2023 work programme

Est. 19min

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “During the WP TELECOM meeting on 25 October 2022, the Czech Presidency intends to present the changes made in the …

Global Europe 18-10-2022

Nikola Tesla, Elon Musk and the damage done

Est. 6min

Elon Musk's recent excursions into geopolitics are not only an expression of ignorance about the principles on which the modern world rests - they are a rejection of the entire system in which his business empire was created, writes Orhan Dragaš.

Global Europe 18-10-2022

Pentagon considers funding Musk’s Starlink network for Ukraine

Est. 2min

The Pentagon is considering paying for Elon Musk's Starlink satellite network in war-torn Ukraine, reported on Monday (17 October), citing two US officials involved in the discussions.

Europe's East 14-10-2022

Musk loses interest in providing free Starlink internet to Ukraine

Est. 3min

Elon Musk said on Friday (14 October) SpaceX cannot "indefinitely" fund the Starlink internet service in Ukraine after a report suggested that his rocket company had asked the Pentagon to pay for the donations.

Technology 07-10-2022

Tech Brief: AI’s treaty delays, facial recognition and scope discussions

Est. 23min

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “No regulation is regulation already. Until binding and effective legal instruments are adopted and applied, unacceptable patterns and practices will …

Global Europe 05-10-2022

Despite tensions, Russian female cosmonaut hitches ride with SpaceX

Est. 5min

Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX was due to launch the next long-duration crew of the International Space Station into orbit on Wednesday (5 October), with a Russian cosmonaut hitching a ride despite tensions due to Russia's war in Ukraine.

Global Europe 04-10-2022

Ukraine forces regain territory both in eastern and southern fronts

Est. 5min

Ukrainian forces have broken through Russian defences in the south of the country while expanding their rapid offensive in the east, seizing back more territory in areas annexed by Russia and threatening supply lines for its troops.