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August 6, 2022
On Thursday, South Korea joined the race to the moon with the launch of a lunar orbiter that will scout out future landing spots. The satellite was launched by SpaceX and is taking a long, roundabout path to conserve fuel and will arrive in December.
August 1, 2022
On Saturday, a Chinese rocket fell back to Earth over the Indian Ocean. Still, NASA has confirmed that Beijing had not yet shared the "specific trajectory information" needed to know where possible debris might fall. US Space Command stated the Long March 5B rocket re-entered over the Indian Ocean at approximately 12:45 p.m. EDT Saturday (16:45 GMT).
July 30, 2022
DeepMind, a London-based company, used artificial intelligence techniques to develop its AlphaFold network. This will enable scientists to determine the 3-D shape of almost any protein known to science.
July 29, 2022
On Wednesday, Beijing stated the remnants of a large, newly launched Chinese rocket are expected to re-enter the atmosphere this coming weekend and would be closely tracked but poses little risk to anyone on the ground. The Long March 5B rocket blasted off Sunday to deliver a laboratory module to the new Chinese space station under construction in orbit.
July 27, 2022
On Tuesday, the US Senate voted 64-32 to invoke cloture (a procedure for ending a debate and taking a vote) and advance legislation to boost US semiconductor chip production. The bill, also known as the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, aims to address the domestic semiconductor chip shortage and make the US less reliant on other countries for chip manufacturing.
July 27, 2022
Croatia inaugurated a bridge on Tuesday linking its southern Adriatic coast with the rest of the country. The 2.4 km bridge was constructed by China but funded for the most part by the European Union.
July 22, 2022
On Thursday, a Russian cosmonaut and European Space Agency (ESA) engineer made a joint spacewalk at the International Space Station to work on a robotic laboratory arm. The duo began the spacewalk around 10 a.m. EDT, was scheduled to last about six hours, and was the first such joint endeavor in 20 years.
July 21, 2022
US law enforcement recovered roughly half a million dollars in ransomware payments made to North Korean hackers by victims, including a medical center in Kansas and a healthcare provider in Colorado. On Tuesday, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco stated, "Thanks to rapid reporting and cooperation from a victim, the FBI and Justice Department prosecutors have disrupted the activities of a North Korean state-sponsored group deploying ransomware known as 'Maui'"
July 17, 2022
The United States and Russian space agencies have signed a long-sought agreement to integrate flights to the International Space Station (ISS). The agreement allows Russian cosmonauts to fly on US-made spacecraft in exchange for American astronauts to ride on Russia's Soyuz.