Exclusive: Europe looks to Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap created by tensions in Russia

Exclusive: Europe looks to Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap created by tensions in Russia

PARIS, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has entered preliminary technical talks with Elon Musk’s SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launch vehicles after the conflict in Ukraine blocked Western access to Russian Soyuz missiles. The privately held US competitor to Europe’s Arianespace has emerged as a key … Read more

France fights ‘monster’ wildfire as heatwaves scorch Europe

France fights ‘monster’ wildfire as heatwaves scorch Europe

HOSTENS, France, Aug. 11 (Reuters) – A “monster” forest fire raged for the third day in southwestern France on Thursday, destroying forests and forcing 10,000 people to flee their homes. Without scorching temperatures likely to abate before the weekend, firefighters, bolstered by water bombing, battled on many fronts, saying the massive fire could change direction … Read more

Russia puts Iranian satellite into orbit

Russia puts Iranian satellite into orbit

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Aug. 9 (Reuters) – Russia launched an Iranian satellite into orbit from southern Kazakhstan on Tuesday, just three weeks after President Vladimir Putin and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pledged to work together against the West. The … Read more

Cryptoverse: Blockchain bridges are falling into murky water

Cryptoverse: Blockchain bridges are falling into murky water

Representations of cryptocurrency Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dash plunge into the water in this illustration, taken May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register August 9 (Reuters) – Another day, another hack – and another blockchain bridge burned. When thieves stole an estimated $190 million from US crypto firm Nomad … Read more

Automakers say US Senate bill will jeopardize 2030 targets for EVs

Automakers say US Senate bill will jeopardize 2030 targets for EVs

FILE PHOTO – Volkswagen employees stand next to Volkswagen electric cars at a ceremony at Volkswagen’s first battery cell factory, ‘SalzGiga’, in Salzgitter, Germany, July 7, 2022. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (Reuters) – A group representing General Motors (GM.N), Toyota Motor (7203.T), Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) and … Read more

Explainer: Monkeypox in the US: where could it spread next?

Explainer: Monkeypox in the US: where could it spread next?

A person arrives for a monkey pox vaccination at the Northwell Health Immediate Care Center in Fire Island-Cherry Grove, in New York, US, July 15, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CHICAGO, Aug. 7 (Reuters) – The United States last week declared monkeypox a public health emergency in … Read more

US automakers say 70% of EV models are ineligible for tax relief under Senate law

US automakers say 70% of EV models are ineligible for tax relief under Senate law

The new GM logo can be seen on the facade of General Motors headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, US, March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (Reuters) – Most electric vehicle models would not qualify for a $7,500 tax credit for U.S. buyers under a Democratic … Read more

South Africa reports first death causal link to COVID vaccine

South Africa reports first death causal link to COVID vaccine

JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 4 (Reuters) – South Africa’s health regulator on Thursday reported a causal link between a person’s death and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccine, the first time so A direct connection has been made in the country. The person presented with the rare neurological condition Guillain-Barre syndrome shortly after receiving J&J’s Janssen … Read more

US crypto firm Nomad hit by $190 million theft

US crypto firm Nomad hit by 0 million theft

Representations of cryptocurrencies in this illustration, taken January 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Aug. 2 (Reuters) – US crypto firm Nomad has been hit by a $190 million theft, blockchain researchers said Tuesday, the last such heist to hit the digital asset sector this year. Nomad … Read more

South Korea develops nanotech tattoo as a health monitoring device

South Korea develops nanotech tattoo as a health monitoring device

DAEJEON, Aug. 2 (Reuters) – South Koreans may soon be able to wear a device in their own bodies in the form of a custom tattoo that will automatically alert them to potential health problems, if a scientific team’s project bears fruit. Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in the … Read more