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Space? We’ve a lot to do on Earth: Gates on billionaires going to space

Microsoft’s billionaire Co-founder Bill Gates said “Space? We have a lot to do here on Earth” when he was asked about some billionaires’ “obsession” with travelling to space. During an interview with James Corden, Gates said, “I’ve become obsessed with things like Malaria and HIV and getting rid of those diseases…

I probably bore people at cocktail parties talking about diseases.”ISS releases pictures from space that show Earth’s horizon ringed by an air glow at night International Space Station has shared pictures of the Earth’s horizon from space at night, which have gone viral on social media. “The Earth’s horizon at night is ringed by an air glow surrounded by stars in these pics from the station,” the space station wrote with the pictures. “Beautiful views of our world from above,” a Twitter user reacted.

Lithuania looks to ban ‘untrustworthy’ phones over censorship concerns

Lithuania is drafting legislation to ban state institutions from purchasing “untrustworthy” smartphones, the Defence Ministry’s deputy minister said. This comes after the country’s cyber security institution found that a Xiaomi phone had built-in censorship tools, while another Huawei model had security flaws. Lithuania has urged consumers to throw away Chinese phones and avoid buying new ones.

Far less than that: Billionaire on paying $200 million for all-civilian mission

Billionaire Jared Isaacman, who was part of the first all-civilian crew to reach Earth orbit, said he paid far less than the $200-million reported by TIME magazine for all four seats aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. Isaacman told Reuters he was still “processing” his spaceflight experience. He said that seeing the moonrise over Earth from orbit was a personal highlight.

Apple and Google sued in US over noise cancelling technology in ear buds

Apple and Google are being sued in the US by Jawbone Innovations over noise cancelling technology in their ear buds, smartphones, and smart home devices. The patents were originally owned by bankrupt wearables company Jawbone. The technology was developed by Jawbone when it was contracted by the DARPA to research noise suppression techniques for the US military, as per complaints.

Big 4.2 magnitude marsquake that lasted for 90 mins detected: NASA

NASA’s InSight lander detected one of the biggest, longest-lasting marsquakes the mission has ever detected, on its 1,000th Martian day on September 18. The quake is estimated to be about a magnitude 4.2 and shook for nearly an hour-and-a-half. The mission’s seismometer detected two quakes of magnitudes 4.2 and 4.1 on August 25.



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