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Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at ISS

Aug 27, 2019 - 12:51 PM

The lifesize robot named Fedor – short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research – copies human movements, a key skill that allows it to help carry out tasks remotely

Soyuz spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock with space station

Aug 24, 2019 - 3:07 PM

(UPDATED) The life-size robot, named Fedor, was to spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts in the space station

This handout picture taken on July 26, 2019 and released by the official website of the Russian State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS on August 21, 2019 shows Russian humanoid robot Skybot F-850 (Fedor) being tested ahead of its flight on board Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. - Russia space agency Roscosmos is about to send a humanoid robot to the International Space Station. Skybot F-850 will be sent to the ISS on August 22 on board the Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft, and will spend over two weeks there before returning to Earth on September 7. It's the first time that a robot will take the commander's place in a Soyuz — the Skybot will monitor and report on conditions during the otherwise uncrewed flight. (Photo by - / Roscosmos space agency / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / ROSCOSMOS / Space Center Yuzhny/TsENKI /" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Russia sends 'Fedor' its first humanoid robot into space

Aug 22, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Named Fedor, for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research with identification number Skybot F850, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia

FEDOR. This handout picture taken on July 26, 2019 and released by the official website of the Russian State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS on August 21, 2019 shows Russian humanoid robot Skybot F-850 (Fedor) being tested ahead of its flight on board Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. File photo by Roscosmos space agency/AFP

NASA rings in New Year with historic flyby of faraway world

Dec 24, 2018 - 10:00 PM

(UPDATED) The flyby takes place about a billion miles beyond Pluto, the most faraway world visited by a spacecraft so far

Global task force helps save 240 child sex victims

Oct 26, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Victim Identification Task Force of Europol, with the help of law enforcers around world, rescues over 240 victims of child sex abuse and arrests almost 100 offenders since 2014

U.S. Defense Department admits funding secret UFO-hunting program

Dec 18, 2017 - 6:18 PM

A New York Times reports says the so-called Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program operated from 2007 to 2012 and had $22 million a year budget

In a time of trolls, PH journalists urged to ‘come together’

Sep 25, 2016 - 8:30 AM

How can you be objective in a world where being objective means you are hated for your job? asks Rappler reporter Pia Ranada during the 2030 Social Good Summit

FIGHTING TROLLS. Journalists Pia Ranada (3rd from left) and Vergel Santos (2nd from right) talk about the onslaught of hate messages journalists are receiving from the supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte lawyer: Votes went to Roxas in VCM testing

May 05, 2016 - 11:18 PM

UPDATED A village in Sarangani claims votes for presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte are credited to rival Mar Roxas during the testing of vote counting machines

It's final: Jail awaits voters with 'frivolous' complaints

Apr 28, 2016 - 10:52 AM

UPDATED The Comelec has now found a provision in the law that supports its rule against frivolous objections

MOCK POLLS. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista inspects a vote-counting machine during the mock elections held in Manila, Philippines, on February 13, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Comelec divided on rules 2 weeks before polls

Apr 25, 2016 - 8:05 PM

Commissioner Christian Lim joins Commissioner Sheriff Abas in opposing a rule that allows voters to get replacement ballots

TRAINING TEACHERS. Public school teachers in Tarlac undergo training on March 12, 2016, to learn operating vote-counting machines for the May 9 elections. Rules in polling precincts, however, remain uncertain two weeks before the presidential polls. Photo by Dax Simbol/Rappler

Can Comelec sue voters over 'frivolous' objections?

Apr 15, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Voters with frivolous objections can go to jail Comelec says But an ex poll commissioner asks What defines a frivolous suit?

NEW RULES. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista says voters with 'frivolous objections' could be liable for perjury. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

S. Korea's top court keeps conscientious objector in jail

Aug 28, 2015 - 1:46 PM

The main rationale is the threat posed by North Korea given that the 1950 53 Korean conflict ended with a ceasefire rather than a peace treaty leaving the two Koreas technically at war

List: Items banned from airplanes

Jul 16, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The Office of Transportation Security has revised its list of items that can be brought on the plane citing ‘evolving levels of threat’ in international and domestic travel

Big asteroid that skimmed Earth has its own moon – NASA

Jan 28, 2015 - 10:35 AM

The odd couple of 2004 BL86 and its moon will not come this way again for another two centuries astronomers say

Asteroid 2004 BL86, which safely flew past Earth on Jan. 26, 2015.  NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA asteroid defense program falls short – audit

Sep 16, 2014 - 7:20 AM

Just 1 million of the program s 40 million annual budget is spent on strategies to deflect an incoming asteroid or evacuate areas in danger of impact

The NASA logo is displayed on a wall outside the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas 20 March 2007. EPA/Aaron M. Sprecher

Why Apple’s Swift is a game changer

Jun 11, 2014 - 6:50 PM

Apple s new programming language is the biggest thing to come out of WWDC 2014 for reasons not immediately felt

Interfaith groups to SC: Restore RH law's penal provisions

Apr 29, 2014 - 5:53 PM

It is violation of women s rights when the law allows health service providers to refuse referring patients to other providers based on their moral beliefs

RH LAW. Protesters gather in front of the Supreme Court compound in Baguio City during the release of the ruling on the RH law on April 8. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Malaysia says French satellites spot objects in search area

Mar 23, 2014 - 6:24 PM

The images include potential objects in the vicinity of the southern corridor the Transport Ministry said in a statement

Asteroid makes close pass by Earth

Mar 06, 2014 - 8:19 AM

Coined 2014 DX110 the asteroid became part of a rare class of objects that comes nearer to Earth than the moon

CLOSE SHAVE. This image shows the relative locations of asteroid 2014 DX110 and Earth on March 4, 2014. Image courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA identifies 3 potential asteroids for capture

Sep 12, 2013 - 2:11 PM

The US space agency has narrowed its hunt for an asteroid to capture to three NASA said Wednesday

ASTEROID CAPTURE. This conceptual image shows NASA’s Orion spacecraft approaching the robotic asteroid capture vehicle. NASA illustration

Evidence vs Corona 'irrelevant, misleading'

Mar 07, 2012 - 7:27 PM

Chief Justice Renato Corona s counsels argued that most of the evidence presented were irrelevant and relate to allegations on ill gotten wealth