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TECH 14 Jun 2016 | 1:00 AM

In mapping eclipses, world's first computer maybe also told fortunes

A 2,000-year-old astronomical calculator used by ancient Greeks to chart the movement of the sun, moon and planets may also have had another purpose – fortune telling, say researchers.

TECH 18 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Airbnb sees listings surge from solar eclipse spectacle

On Aug 21, for the first time in nearly 100 years, the earth, sun and moon will briefly align to cast darkness on a narrow trajectory between Salem, Oregon, and Charleston, South Carolina.

TECH 23 Nov 2017 | 11:30 PM

Energy-saving LEDs boost light pollution worldwide

They were supposed to bring about an energy revolution – but the popularity of LED lights is driving an increase in light pollution worldwide, with dire consequences for human and animal health, researchers said.

TECH 14 Mar 2018 | 8:59 AM

Reactions to the death of physicist Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, who sought to explain some of the most complicated questions of life while working under the shadow of a likely premature death, has died at 76.

TECH 04 Sep 2018 | 10:49 AM

Amazon eyes Chilean skies as it seeks to datamine the stars is in talks with Chile to house and mine massive amounts of data generated by the country's giant telescopes, which could prove fertile ground for the company to develop new artificial intelligence tools.

TECH 12 Nov 2018 | 4:00 AM

Digital economy and AI key to China’s post-Internet future

Tencent will allocate US$140mil (RM 585mil) to establish an award for young researchers in fundamental science and cutting-edge core technologies.

TECH 24 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

Alexa can now answer those tricky math questions

Last week, Wolfram Alpha showed off how Amazon's Alexa has begun using its computation knowledge engine to answer math and science-based questions.

TECH 17 Apr 2019 | 5:25 AM

Amazon to crunch data for Chilean stargazers amid Latam push

Amazon Web Services, a unit of Inc, said it will help astronomers in Chile crunch huge troves of data using its cloud computing services, a symbolically important step for the retail-to-entertainment giant as it looks to expand in Latin America.

TECH 30 May 2019 | 2:00 AM

SpaceX satellites pose new headache for astronomers

The launch was tracked around the world and it soon became clear that the satellites were visible to the naked eye.