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August 15, 2018 1:12 PM Wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and bombs

Wireless signals can penetrate bags to measure the dimensions of metal objects or estimate the volume of liquids, researchers claim. Initial tests appeared to show that the system was at least 95% accurate. It could provide a low-cost alternative to airport-style security, researchers said. The team behind the research tested 15 types of objects and six types 166

May 15, 2018 4:00 AM Meet The Five BDP Moshupa-Manyana Hopefuls

The youngest of the five candidates is 38-year-old Karabo Gare. He is said to be the one preferred by President Mokgweetsi Masisi. Gare, an accountant by training, was born and raised in Moshupa. He has worked for Botswana Railways, Botswana National Sports Council and Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) before quitting to be self-employed. “I have been a BDP member 124

October 27, 2017 8:51 AM Five Hot Vehicles To See

The 2017 Tokyo Motorshow is featuring concept vehicles from top Japanese manufacturers, as well as fresh offerings from major European firms, such as Volkswagen, Peugeot Citroen and Volvo. From a car that wants to be your friend to another that burns off the fat: the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show is all about concept cars. The biennial event is open to the public 148

October 26, 2017 4:52 PM Earth is fragile, pope tells astronauts who see planet from 'eyes of God'

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The earth is a fragile thing that could even destroy itself, Pope Francis told astronauts on the International Space Station on Thursday, saying they had an opportunity to see the planet “from the eyes of God”. Francis spent about 20 minutes in a video call to the six crew members on the space station, asking them several questions 152

October 23, 2017 10:23 AM Botswana: Adhere to Regulations

Maun — Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development, Mr Nonofo Molefhi has encouraged Maun residents to adhere to physical planning regulations. Addressing a kgotla meeting in Maun on October 19, Mr Molefhi said it was critical to construct structures approved by experts, starting from the foundation of the house to its completion. Building structures 106

October 18, 2017 11:00 AM Lego is selling a 'Women of NASA' set featuring 4 female scientists, engineers, and astronauts

Lego announced on Wednesday that it's releasing a "Women of NASA" set. The $24.99 kit goes on sale November 1 — just in time for the holiday gift-giving season — and builds on a laudable trend of selling toys that are more inclusive of women. "Women of NASA" features four minifigurines of pioneering women from the space agency: astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison 93

October 13, 2017 11:57 AM Russia launches European atmosphere monitoring satellite

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia successfully launched a satellite into orbit Friday that will monitor Europe's atmosphere, helping to study air pollution. The European Space Agency's Sentinel-5P satellite was launched by a Rokot missile from the Plesetsk launch pad in northwestern Russia. The satellite will map the atmosphere every day. After separating from the upper 116

October 4, 2017 3:48 PM Google takes aim at Apple, Microsoft and Amazon as it unveils $49 Home Mini smart speaker and $399 'Max' music speaker alongside Pixel 2 handset and Pixelbook 'convertible laptop'

Google is unveiling a host of new hardware at it's San Francisco office today in a bid to take on everyone from Amazon to Apple and Microsoft. Among the expected new releases are the Pixel 2 smartphone, the latest Chromebook Pixel, an updated Daydream VR headset, and the $49 Home Mini speaker and $399 Max music speaker. Sundar Pichai began the presentation 87

September 29, 2017 7:24 PM Elon Musk’s idea for commercial rocket travel on Earth would be a logistical nightmare

Elon Musk is obsessed with traveling between any two points on Earth in less than 30 minutes. Whether by hyperloop (above and below ground) or interplanetary rocket, the billionaire technologist is convinced that no trip between any two cities on the planet should last longer than an episode of The Big Bang Theory. His frustration with our current outdated 96

September 29, 2017 10:23 AM Elon Musk revises SpaceX Mars plans, hopes for flights in 2022

SpaceX plans to begin construction of a new rocket and spacecraft next year that could lead to human landings on Mars as early as 2024, scaling up technologies currently being perfected with the company's Falcon 9 family of boosters to ensure reliability, reusability and, as a result, realistically low costs, founder Elon Musk said Friday. Musk first 119