Russian space agency plans to incinerate space junk with powerful laser beam

Russian space agency Roscosmos has unveiled its plan to shoot down space debris from a junk-littered low-earth orbit with a three-meter laser ‘cannon.’ If the tests are a success, the method will ensure safer space exploration. The technology is being developed by scientists at the Research-and-Production Corporation Precision Systems, which is a subdivision of Roscosmos. […]

Obesity warning: Teens more at risk if they remember seeing a junk food advert every day

Cancer Research UK found the obesity risk doubled for teens who could recall seeing such campaigns on any advertising platform every day compared with those who could not remember seeing any in the last month. The charity said its survey, which took into account campaigns on television, billboards and social media, was the largest of […]

Grow More Powerful Based On The Junk You Lug Around In RPG I Am Overburdened

Players grow in power not from thumping orcs in I Am Overburdened, but based on the junk they’re willing to lug around in the procedurally-generated, highly goofy roguelike. I Am Overburdened casts players as a hero out for precious treasure, heading down into an ever-changing labyrinth to find artifacts that contain handy attacking powers. There […]

These are the countries on Earth with the most junk in space

ESA/D. Ducros More than 4,600 satellites orbit Earth, along with more than 14,000 old rocket parts and pieces of space junk. The US is responsible for the most debris in space, followed by Russia and China. Experts worry that not cleaning up space debris could lead to increasing numbers of collisions and a runaway effect […]