Yesterday at 9pm Australian Eastern standard time, the Ingenuity helicopter — which landed on Mars with the Perseverance rover in February — took off from the Martian surface. More importantly, it hovered for about 30 seconds, three metres above the surface and came right back down again. It may not sound like a huge feat,… Read more »
Here’s all the technology NASA’s Mars rover, Perseverance, needs to survive landing on the red planet
This month has been a busy one for Mars exploration. Several countries sent missions to the red planet in June last year, taking advantage of a launch window. Most have now arrived after their eight-month voyage. Within the next few days, NASA will perform a direct entry of the Martian atmosphere to land the Perseverance… Read more »
Edible Bug Shop founder Skye Blackburn. Photo: Megann Evans. That crunch in your chocolate bar might not be peanuts one day if the startups backed by food giant Mars are anything to go by. The confectionery and pet food producer has chosen six food-focused Australian startups for its inaugural Seeds of Change accelerator, developing ideas… Read more »
Dr Christine Pitt, CEO of the Food Futures Company, at the launch of the Mars Seeds of Change Accelerator. Source: supplied Global food giant Mars is launching a food accelerator in Australia and the US and is now on the hunt for early-stage food-focused companies with an emphasis on healthier and more sustainable products. The… Read more »
Alibaba has announced a new alliance with twenty other large brands to combat fake goods, the aptly named Alibaba Big Data Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance.