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Pentagon may send teams to find more U.S. remains in North Korea

Pentagon may send teams to find more U.S. remains in North Korea

World
July 27 (UPI) -- As the United States accepted what is presumed to be the remains of 55 U.S. service members killed during the Korean War, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Friday he would consider sending military teams to North Korea to search for the bodies of thousands of U.S. troops believed to be missing there. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon on Friday the next step in searching for and bringing home the other remains could happen if relations between Pyongyang and Washington improve. "It's certainly something we're interested in exploring with the North Koreans," Mattis said. "We look at it as a first step of a restored process, so we do want to explore additional efforts to bring others home -- perhaps have our own teams go in." Joint U.S. and North Korean efforts to disc...
IBM to send 'friendly' floating robot head named CIMON to International Space Station

IBM to send 'friendly' floating robot head named CIMON to International Space Station

Technology
An 11-pound, artificially-intelligent, floating robot head is being sent to the International Space Station (ISS) this week to assist astronauts there, IBM executives announced today. The astronaut assistant is named CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile Companion) is the product of a joint project between the German Aerospace Center, Airbus, and International Business Machines Corporation, better known as IBM. The group project developed and integrated artificial intelligence (AI) components into CIMON and have been training it to demonstrate a personality. CIMON is scheduled to be launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket bound for the ISS on June 29 at 5:41 am EST, and is set to arrive there on Monday, July 2 - when it will join the Horizons mission as an astron...
Low earners opt for kiranas to send funds

Low earners opt for kiranas to send funds

Finance
BENGALURU: For dock worker R Mohan in Kolkata, sending money back home to his wife and children 500 miles away would always eat into his meagre savings. A weekly wager sending about Rs 1,200 a week, his money transfer via the nearest bank branch would cost him between Rs 25 and Rs 50 for every cash deposit, and a bus fare of Rs 20. Today, Mohan just walks to a nearby kirana store that has an account with Money-OnMobile and deposits the money. MoneyOnMobile charges 1% commission, so Mohan pays only Rs 12 to transfer Rs 1,200 to his wife’s bank account. That’s a big saving for him. He also uses the store to top-up his wife’s mobile phone. At the other end, his wife has to only walk to a kirana store with a mobile pointof-sales (m-PoS) machine, and swipe a card to withdraw m...
Nasa will send helicopter to Mars to test otherworldly flight

Nasa will send helicopter to Mars to test otherworldly flight

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Nasa is sending a helicopter to Mars, in the first test of a heavier-than-air aircraft on another planet.The Mars Helicopter will be bundled with the US space agency's Mars rover when it launches in 2020.Its design team spent more than four years shrinking a working helicopter to "the size of a softball" and cutting its weight to 1.8kg (4lbs).It is specifically designed to fly in the atmosphere of Mars, which is 100 times thinner than Earth's.Nasa describes the helicopter as a "heavier-than-air" aircraft because the other type - sometimes called an aerostat - are balloons and blimps. Soviet scientists dropped two balloons into the atmosphere of Venus in the 1980s. No aircraft has ever taken off from...
NASA plans to send mini-helicopter to Mars

NASA plans to send mini-helicopter to Mars

Technology
NASA plans to send a small, unmanned helicopter to Mars that could boost our understanding of the Red Planet. It is part of the US space agency's 2020 mission to place a next-generation rover on the Martian surface and will mark the first time such an aircraft will be used on another planet.Known as the Mars Helicopter, the remote-controlled device weighs less than four pounds (1.8kg) and its blades spin at almost 3,000rpm, roughly 10 times the rate employed by helicopters on Earth.NASA officials said the aircraft will reach the Red Planet's surface attached to the Mars 2020 rover that aims to carry out geological studies and ascertain the habitability of the Martian environment."NASA has a proud history of firsts," said NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine."The idea of a hel...