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Chinese astronauts return to earth after construction of Chinese space station
On Sunday, three Chinese astronauts landed in a northern desert after six months spent constructing the Tiangong space station. The capsule landed in the Gobi Desert (North China) at around 12:10 GMT.
 
Prince William and Kate Middleton hand out the Earthshot Prizes
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton handed out The Earthshot Prizes to five winners in Boston. Each year, five winners are chosen for their innovative solutions to the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet.
 
US Air Force unveils stealth bomber
America's new stealth bomber made its public debut as part of the Pentagon's efforts to modernize. The US Air Force tweeted, "Unveiled today, the B-21 Raider will be a dual-capable, penetrating-strike stealth bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions."
 
IEA reports progress in energy efficiency
The International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Friday that progress towards global energy efficiency has accelerated, indicating a turning point after years of slow progress. The IEA press release stated, "Preliminary data indicate that in 2022 the global economy used energy 2% more efficiently than it did in 2021."
 
Elon Musk closer to testing Neuralink device on humans
Elon Musk said at a conference that a wireless device developed by his company Neuralink is expected to begin human trials in about six months. Musk had earlier tweeted, "Neuralink is working super hard to ensure implant safety & is in close communication with the FDA. If things go well, we might be able to do initial human trials later this year."
 
Scientists build ‘baby’ wormhole, transmit message through it
On Wednesday, researchers announced they forged two mini-simulated black holes in a quantum computer and transmitted a message between them. Caltech physicist Maria Spiropulu called it a "baby wormhole" in a research article published in the journal Nature.
 
Kidnapped woman reunited with parents after 51 years
A woman who was kidnapped when she was around 21 months old has been reunited with her parents after more than 50 years. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children stated, "On Aug. 23, 1971, Melissa was 21 months old when she was abducted by someone claiming to be a babysitter."
 
Rolls-Royce tests hydrogen-powered aircraft engine
Britain's Rolls-Royce (RR.L) has revealed it has successfully tested an aircraft engine running on hydrogen. The ground test, using a converted Rolls-Royce AE 2100-A regional aircraft engine, used green hydrogen created by wind and tidal power.
 
US bans Chinese telecom devices over national security concerns
US Federal Communications Commission banned devices from Huawei, ZTE, and other manufacturers. The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced it is banning telecommunications and video surveillance equipment from prominent Chinese brands, citing an "unacceptable risk to national security".
 
Musk offers general amnesty to suspended Twitter accounts
Elon Musk ran an online poll on whether to offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam. 72.4% of more than 3.16 million users voted in favor of reinstating the accounts.